Hydrotherapeutic equipment, women's side, Hospital for the Insane, Lincoln
Two women in dark uniforms work equipment in this 6-1/2" x 4" black and white plate. A patient sits in a hydrotherapy machine with towels around her neck and head. Other equipment includes a claw foot bathtub and a multi-head shower.
Excerpted from: "Twenty-Second Biennial Report of the Superintendent of the Nebraska Hospital of Insane" In First Biennial Report of the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions to the Governor and Legislature of the State of Nebraska for the Biennium Ending November 30, 1914 (Lincoln: Nebraska Board of Commissioners of State Institutions, 1914), plate between pp. 248-249
In 1913 the legislature voted an appropriation of $5,000 "for the installation of complete equipment for the scientific administration of hydrotherapy." Hydriatic rooms were furnished in both the men's and the women's hospital buildings. Today this institution exists as the Lincoln Regional Center. Further statistics and information can be found in the report.