Blood, Brains, and Lobotomies
Join us Thursday, April 19th at 6:00pm for an evening with author Mindy McGinnis as she shares the research behind her Edgar Award-Winning Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET. Learn about how doctors treated brain injuries in the 1890’s and the different aspects of care for the mentally ill
“The Athens Asylum- 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” OPEN NOW!
For 150 years, the Athens Asylum has been one of our region’s most notable institutions and complex of buildings. Construction began in 1868. The original cost of construction was $621,000 (equivalent to $15 million today). This facility was not just a hospital. It was its own small community consisting of