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Death at the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12647372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From 1903 to 1933, the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians housed hundreds of inmates in Canton, SD. It closed in 1933 in a cloud of scandal and controversy. Death certificate data from deceased inmates were analyzed for diagnostic cause of death and for age. These findings were compared to a sample of non-Asylum adult deaths for the same years in the same county. The inmates died younger (average age-42), and of tuberculosis (63 of 182 deaths). The historical import of this is discussed.
Bradley Soule; Jennifer Soule
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South Dakota journal of medicine     Volume:  56     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  S D J Med     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-21     Completed Date:  2003-04-08     Revised Date:  2014-05-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0040162     Medline TA:  S D J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
History, 20th Century
Hospitals, Psychiatric / history*
Indians, North American / history*
South Dakota / epidemiology
Tuberculosis / history*,  mortality

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