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Glore Psychiatric Field Trip

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The Troy High School sophomore class visited the Glore Psychiatric Museum on September 28th. The students learned about the care of the intellectually and emotionally disabled and how it has evolved throughout history, from the “correction devices” used in Medieval times to today’s “pill revolution”. Students watched the icepick lobotomy procedure, viewed artistic works by patients in the old rehabilitation institutions of St. Joseph, and toured the tunnels and morgue of the building. The main goal of the trip was to provide students with a new outlook on the world, stressing empathy for those that may be less fortunate.




Picture 1: Students view the video “Kill or Cure?” which details icepick lobotomies and trepanation, two procedures used in the early part of the 1900s to “cure” the intellectually disabled.


Picture 2: Isaac Houghton tries on a straitjacket.


Picture 3: Chance Hecker tries on a straitjacket.


Picture 4: Students view Medieval “correction devices”.