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Nevada State Hospital]] was established in 1885, it was the third asylum in Missouri. Over the years the building lost most of it's distinctive features and ornamentation. In 1991 it was closed and in 1999 it was demolished. The hospital is still active with other buildings on the campus. |+|
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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.