The History of McLean Hospital
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Join the Belmont Historical Society as Terry A. Bragg, Archivist of the McLean Hospital in Belmont since 1981, recounts the remarkable history of this world-famous hospital. From its start, McLean Hospital has followed the principles of “moral treatment”, both in the choice of the beautiful country site on which it is located and in the care delivered to its patients. Since the 19th century, the hospital has attempted to integrate the benefits of both basic and clinical research into educational programs and clinical care. Today, McLean Hospital is providing care for more patients and families than ever before. It has eight locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts, sees more than 6,000 admissions annually, and maintains one of the largest psychiatric neuroscience research programs in the world. Since 1983, Mr. Bragg has also served as Director of Professional Staff Affairs at McLean Hospital.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library
336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, Massachusetts
Free, refreshments will be served.
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm: Dan Leclerc, retired history teacher, former Belmont Selectman, and former Vice-President of the Belmont Historical Society, will speak about Belmont and World War I.
- Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm: Gerry Wright will present his one-man play honoring the life and work of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture who designed the grounds of McLean Hospital and Boston’s “Emerald Necklace” among many other famous parks.
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Viktoria Haase, Belmont Historical Society Curator, will present a special program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the rejuvenation of the Society.