Friends in Need: Quaker Pioneers in the Treatment of the Mentally Ill


Haverford Magazine, Winter 2016 issue

By: Natalie Pompilio 

The Quakers helped revolutionize the treatment of individuals with mental illness when they first opened Friends Hospital in 1813. Learn more about Friends Hospital’s history through volumes of hospital’s records that are now available as part of Haverford’s Quaker & Special Collections. Read Pompilio’s article here: Haverford Magazine, Winter 2016 issue

Note: This article was originally published in the Haverford magazine (Winter 2016 issue) and republished with permission.