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Western Pennsylvania Hospital


Biographical / Historical

The hospital was founded in 1848 and opened in 1853. In 1865 another hospital was opened at Dixmont for the insane which was officially the Insane Dept. of the Western Pennsylvania Hospital. The two hospitals were under one general management until July 1907 when they received separate charters. The hospital at Pittsburgh, which officially had been the Medical and Surgical Dept. of the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, retained the name Western Pennsylvania Hospital, while the Insane Dept. took the name Dixmont Hospital for the Hospital for the Insane.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Herbert Buky Collection

Identifier: AR 5143

The Herbert Buky Collection documents the personal live of Herbert Buky and to a smaller extent the lives of other members of the Buky family. Included here are materials pertaining to Herbert Buky’s life in pre-war Germany, his immigration and his life in the United States after World War II. The collection consists of correspondence, documents, printed materials, unpublished manuscripts, and photographs.

Dates: 1864-1990; Majority of material found in 1930s-1970s