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On March 25, 1837, a recent medical school graduate boarded a ship which, unbeknownst to him, would carry him into his future career. The ship was the Virginian, a sailing-vessel, traveling across the Atlantic Ocean from New Yark to Liverpool.1 The graduate was Pliny Earle, a twenty-seven year old Quaker from rural Massachusetts, who would become one of the most well-known and well-respected psychiatrists of the nineteenth century, as well as a prolific writer on the subject.
Smith, Miranda, ""A Visit to Thirteen Asylums for the Insane: Pliny Earle, European Asylums and American Psychiatry"" (2021). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 166.
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