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Dictionary of Berlin

Full text: Brasch & Rothenstein's Guide of Berlin

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A recovery-department connected with this house exe 
cutes collections of all sorts of commercial claims. The 
proceeds amounted to 870,224 M. in 1886. 
Insane Asylum. The Insane Asylum at Charlotten- 
burg, Berliner Strasse 17—18, opposite the Royal Poly- 
technicum can be reached in 15 to 20 minutes with the horse- 
car or by the Stadtbahn (Elevated road), Station Thiergarten. 
This institution was changed in the year 1869 from a hydro 
pathic establishment into an insane asylum and has since 
been entirely renovated. The building erected in the style 
of a villa has received extensive additions and presents all 
the comforts and conveniences such an institution ought to 
have. In the year 1886, the washing department was re 
moved to other quarters and room was made for no less 
than 40 new patients. In this year, a new house with 10 
windows front and 3 stories was arranged as an addition 
to the Asylum; in the ground floor, the assistant physicians 
reside and in upper floors accommodation for 100 patients 
was made. At the present time the whole institution consists 
of 4 large buildings, two of which are at the Berliner Strasse 
and two at the Charlottenburger Ufer. A number of new 
conveniences are being prepared at present for the water- 
supply, heating, etc. 
The medical treatment followed is that of Noreshardt. 
Usually about 210 patients are in the asylum partly from 
Berlin, partly from the province, besides 100 private patients 
(40 females and 60 males). The physicians in attendance are: 
the directing physician and owner Stadtrath Dr. Edel, 
Dr, Caesar Heymann (formerly assistant at Dalldorf and Niet- 
leben), and a third physician who is replaced every year. 
Other attendants are: 1 inspector, 1 house-keeper, 2 head 
female attendants, 27 female attendants, 2 head male atten 
dants, 13 keepers, 3 porters, 1 head of the washing-depart 
ment, 5 washer-women, 5 female cooks, 1 coach man with 
wife, 1 attendant for the boiler, — altogether about 70 per 
sons, in attendance. The rates per month are 100, 150, 200
        
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