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Buffalo State Hospital: A History of the Institution in Light and Shadow

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    Ian Ference(Author),Museum of Disability History(Author)

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Buffalo State Hospital: A History of the Institution in Light and Shadow is a powerful treatise on mental health care in the Western New York area in the 19th and 20th centuries. The book and its thought-provoking images show an institution in transition. Historic photography shows the building in its bygone splendor as envisioned by prominent American architect, Henry Hobson Richardson, coupled with modern ruins photography by Ian Ference, which allows the viewer a glimpse of the forsaken wasteland that has been locked away, not to be seen. Do not get too distracted by these photographs of waste and destruction for they are only a piece of the story, however with the discovery of this collection of hidden images, we are able to provide the reader with a rare perspective of this once noble institution. Also included in this book are powerful testimonies from key stakeholders from this now shuttered institution, including patients, employees, and neighbors of the facility.

"The Museum of disABILITY History has gathered a great deal of information on the Buffalo State Hospital and delivered it in book form to us, the readers. It is only the tip of the iceberg for the stories that must be ingrained into each stone, board, and nail that make up the institution. This book only makes us eager for more photos and more stories. That is what makes this a great book to read. Delivered in a way that is easy to read and enjoy, the stories told by former workers and neighbors will grab your attention." - CRAIG BACON, NIAGARA COUNTY DEPUTY HISTORIAN

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  • By sallyho on January 2, 2018

    Excellent

  • By M. Kragh on February 15, 2017

    Great history with many photos! Amazing documentary read!


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