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Outagamie County Asylum]] was demolished sometime in the 1950s. There is still a cemetery, near Fox Valley Technical College west of Appleton in Grand Chute, the final resting place for 140 residents of the former Outagamie County Asylum for the Chronic Insane, which stood nearby. The site is now Brewster Village Long Term Care Facility. |+|
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The Kentucky General Assembly changed the name of the hospital to Western State Hospital
in 1919. Investigations by state officials and the Welfare Committee in the late 1930s resulted in renovations and higher standards. In 1950, 2,200 patients were admitted as "incompetent" with loss of rights. Tranquilizers came into use in 1955. By the late 1950s, several psychotropic medications were being marketed and there was a deinstitutionalization effort to weed out patients that did not need to be at the facility.