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” 1/29/10 – Hospital has roots in homeopathic care: …”

An article found on the Pharmacy¬† Choice website at … http://www.pharmacychoice.com/News/article.cfm?Article_ID=528129¬†… indicates that Allentown State Hospital had roots in Homeopathic medicine.

It was the first homeopathic institution of its kind in Pennsylvania, according to the state Department of Public Welfare.

Under the homeopathic approach, diluted doses of substances are used to provoke healing responses in the body.

As physicians adopted a standard medical model, the homeopathic title was dropped from the name.

The hospital ran a psychiatric treatment program for 140 children. The Mental Health Institute for Children was the only one like it in the state from 1930 to 1960 and finally closed in 1992.

“Developers look with interest at Allentown State Hospital land”

The following is an excerpt of an article I found in the January 29, 2010 issue of The Morning Call …. http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-a1_5hospland.7161758jan29,0,3432057.story¬†

“There are plenty of questions swirling around the impending closure of Allentown State Hospital, including one that has many local leaders and developers buzzing: What happens to all that land?

One of the Lehigh Valley’s more prominent builders said he’d be inclined to offer as much as $10 million for the hospital, which sits on 200 acres in east Allentown near the Lehigh River.

”I’d like to buy that,” developer Abraham Atiyeh said. ”It’s up on a hill, it’s in the east side of Allentown, it’s in a good neighborhood … you’re not surrounded by a high crime rate there. It’s very attractive.””

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