Planning for the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Independence began in 1868. It was established on the Kirkbride model and was the second mental hospital in the state. It opened on 1 May 1873. This report contains facts, figures, and statistics on patients and the day to day running of the facility, as well as improvements. Interesting information on diet. 8vo (22.5 cm, 9"). 52 pp.,  f. Original printed wrappers. Very good.