Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

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A man named Henry Cotton took over as the main doctor in 1907, but his methods were inhumane. He’d remove teeth, limbs, and organs because he believed that they had an involvement with mental illness. However, by removing stomachs, colons, and other vital organs, he had a high mortality rate, not to mention the others who died of infection. This procedure was still in place long after Cotton had left and finally ended somewhere around the 1950’s or 1960’s. Doctor Cotton has been seen here as well as patients who are missing limbs. Ghost hunters have picked up EVPs; the lab where these operations took place is said to be a hot spot.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

100 Sullivan Way
Trenton, NJ 08628
United States

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40.2435157, -74.80574910000001
Mercer County, New Jersey
Nearest Towns:
Ewing, NJ (1.8 mi.)
Prospect Park, NJ (2.1 mi.)
Yardley, PA (2.1 mi.)
Morrisville, PA (2.4 mi.)
Trenton, NJ (3.8 mi.)
Woodside, PA (4.0 mi.)
Fairless Hills, PA (5.1 mi.)
Lawrenceville, NJ (5.5 mi.)
Woodbourne, PA (5.6 mi.)
Pennington, NJ (5.9 mi.)


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