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North Brother Island – 6/20/15

Abandoned Island in New york. First inhabited in 1885 when the Riverside Hospital was relocated to the island. It was used, in part, as a quarantine location for infectious diseases such as smallpox and tuberculosis. The island housed Mary Mallon, or Typhoid Mary, for over twenty years before she died there in 1938.

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Pennhurst State School

Originally known as the Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic, this facility was an institution for the mentally and physically disabled. Construction on Pennhurst began in 1903 and the campus was closed on December 9, 1987.

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