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(Rock 103)   Mississippi College building a new parking garage for its dental school, only to find 1,000 bodies from the State Lunatic Asylum buried underneath (Possibly Not safe for work ads in article)   (rock103.com) divider line 31
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2014-02-10 12:17:29 PM  
9 votes:
Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.
2014-02-10 12:24:11 PM  
3 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

We used to lobotomize them, now we put them in Congress.  It's not much of an improvement


Heh, true.

Seriously though my kid is non-verbal autistic.  It turns my stomach to think what he would have gone through just 100 years ago.  :(
2014-02-10 12:44:15 PM  
2 votes:

DoBeDoBeDo: Smeggy Smurf: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

We used to lobotomize them, now we put them in Congress.  It's not much of an improvement

Heh, true.

Seriously though my kid is non-verbal autistic.  It turns my stomach to think what he would have gone through just 20 years ago.  :(


FTFY
2014-02-10 12:43:43 PM  
2 votes:

pute kisses like a man: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

they're not treated much better now

and by treated, i mean, arrested and put in jail, since there are no other alternatives.  prisons are our new mental health facilities.



Yup, and also one of the US's biggest dumping ground for anti-depressant drugs now.  Much easier than actually dealing with prisoners' issues.
2014-02-10 12:42:06 PM  
2 votes:

DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.


they're not treated much better now

and by treated, i mean, arrested and put in jail, since there are no other alternatives.  prisons are our new mental health facilities.
2014-02-10 12:27:43 PM  
2 votes:
The cost of moving the bodies is believed to be about $3 million, or about $3,000 per body.

Not to mention the cost involved with having their ghosts come back and convince you to kill your family.

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2014-02-10 12:19:47 PM  
2 votes:

lilbjorn: That's crazy.


No kidding. A dental school in Mississippi? What next, an air conditioner repair school on the South Pole?
2014-02-10 12:18:37 PM  
2 votes:
I don't know how i is in the north, but where i grew up in the south one can't throw a rock and not hit an old 'facility' graveyard. Even as kids we all knew where the local ones were. They end up being the subject or many dares.
2014-02-10 11:56:33 AM  
2 votes:
So they only moved the headstones?
2014-02-10 02:34:02 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah, back in the day, mentally ill people were called patients. Now we call them homeless.

/the conservatives were right - the system was broken. But fixing it would take money, so they eliminated it.
2014-02-10 02:14:31 PM  
1 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: 3 grand each to move the bodies? Really? I can rent a Case 580M backhoe for 4 weeks for under $1900.

Step 1.) Dig new hole.
Step 2.) Remove bodies from old hole.
Step 3.) Put bodies into new hole
Step 4.) Profit!


Sorry, archaeological and cultural heritage rules and laws no longer allow us to treat remains in such a manner. Pony up your 3K for the archaeologists. Actually, there could be some very good research coming out of a burial site like that regarding causes of death and so forth. I wonder how many had tertiary syphilis?
2014-02-10 02:02:42 PM  
1 votes:
I don't believe in ghosts, but... Nope. I won't anywhere near there.

Nope.

/Nope nope nope
2014-02-10 02:02:17 PM  
1 votes:

That Guy Jeff: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

What will really piss you off is the kind of things that were considered insane. Russia isn't the first place to lock up their homosexuals.


And we locked up some women with severe postmenopausal depression because we didn't know how to treat it.

/paternal grandmother, in the 50s. She had my dad at age 44, then twin boys a year later o_O
//family still refuses to acknowledge depression (being a mental illness) runs in the family
///"grandma was in Mayview because of menopause" lol
2014-02-10 01:50:39 PM  
1 votes:

pedobearapproved: Sin_City_Superhero: 3 grand each to move the bodies? Really? I can rent a Case 580M backhoe for 4 weeks for under $1900.

Step 1.) Dig new hole.
Step 2.) Remove bodies from old hole.
Step 3.) Put bodies into new hole
Step 4.) Profit!

Well you have to hire professionals, and not just some slack jawed yokel that knows how to operate a backhoe. They'll probably ensure that the whole body gets moved and not just what's in the bucket with each scoop.


TFA mentioned that they discovered the bodies during testing. That would mean shovel test pits, probably as part of a Phase 1B cultural resource management survey. They might have known from state archives that something like this existed, but not known exactly where.

And yes, any skeletons dug up would have to be removed by archaeologists, and the bones probably studied to some degree before re-interment. On an area with that many bodies, that does add up to big bucks. The Dental School has elected to practice "avoidance" (yes, that's the professional term) because it's probably going to be a lot cheaper to identify another area and do Phase 1A&B work all over again.
2014-02-10 01:29:06 PM  
1 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x561]

Should have used this picture for the article


They did!
2014-02-10 01:21:46 PM  
1 votes:
[This post is in response to several posts upthread discussing the atrocities committed by mental health institutions nearly a century ago.]

Last year, I read Howard Dully's autobiography, which details the lobotomy he was given at the mature age of 12. Why? His strict stepmother couldn't handle his acting out, which he did partly because he was depressed from his mother's death. He spent his teen years in a mental institution and his young adult years in prison. He started to take control of his life in his 40s and that's when he started hunting down his old medical records to discover who he really was.

If you want to read an informative article about Dully's life rather than a 300 page book (fair warning - his writing style is a little off-putting), here's a link.
2014-02-10 01:18:10 PM  
1 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: 3 grand each to move the bodies? Really? I can rent a Case 580M backhoe for 4 weeks for under $1900.

Step 1.) Dig new hole.
Step 2.) Remove bodies from old hole.
Step 3.) Put bodies into new hole
Step 4.) Profit!


Well you have to hire professionals, and not just some slack jawed yokel that knows how to operate a backhoe. They'll probably ensure that the whole body gets moved and not just what's in the bucket with each scoop.
2014-02-10 01:15:11 PM  
1 votes:

OnlyM3: DoBeDoBeDo


Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad. The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.
Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.

Yay progress.


Well, as long as we're getting all partisany...It was the conservatives that decided we had too many nut houses and basically just shoved most of patients back out on the street.

This was actually a boon for the conservative party.
media.salon.com
2014-02-10 01:14:58 PM  
1 votes:

DoBeDoBeDo: Seriously though my kid is non-verbal autistic.  It turns my stomach to think what he would have gone through just 100 40-50 years ago.  :(


FTFY, there was still some scary stuff going on moving into the 70s...
2014-02-10 01:13:22 PM  
1 votes:
Geraldo Rivera has devolved into a punchline the last few years, but he does get credit for exposing the horrors of the Willowbrook State School.
2014-02-10 01:10:52 PM  
1 votes:

Stoker: 3000 Dollars per body to move? Golly, couldn't they just take them up to the science, medical and anthropology labs and use them?


No insurance? Sign up for our Teeth For Dentures Program!
2014-02-10 12:41:46 PM  
1 votes:

Captain Steroid: vudukungfu: So they only moved the headstones?

THEY ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES!

WHY?! WHYYYYYYYYY?! XD



Because Blackhawk needed more bus parking for their casinos?  Er, sorry, those are the graves of the Chinese rail workers who died in Colorado.  Carry on.
2014-02-10 12:37:37 PM  
1 votes:

VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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I think it's a std WebSense filter. I can't get it either.
2014-02-10 12:30:17 PM  
1 votes:
I'll see your mental health clinic graveyard and raise you

[lightning flash]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

https://plus.google.com/116929781250794700535/photos
2014-02-10 12:30:01 PM  
1 votes:
This garage....is clean.
2014-02-10 12:27:29 PM  
1 votes:
Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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2014-02-10 12:27:26 PM  
1 votes:
3 grand each to move the bodies? Really? I can rent a Case 580M backhoe for 4 weeks for under $1900.

Step 1.) Dig new hole.
Step 2.) Remove bodies from old hole.
Step 3.) Put bodies into new hole
Step 4.) Profit!
2014-02-10 12:24:38 PM  
1 votes:
The University of Mississippi Medical Center planned to build a parking garage east of the dental school, but testing in the area revealed the bodies, which are believed to have been patients at the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum a century ago. none of the bodies are identified.


Were there any survivors?  Can they identify anyone from dental records at the dental school?

2014-02-10 12:20:50 PM  
1 votes:
Hey, on the bright-side they now have an abundance of volunteers on which to practice their dark arts of dentistry.
2014-02-10 12:18:40 PM  
1 votes:
Freddy's daddies?
2014-02-10 12:18:20 PM  
1 votes:
Soooo what kind of recycling program do y'all have? 3grand per body. Sheesh.
 
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