Norwich State Hospital

Agency Website

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Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 1775

Agency History

1903, Chapter 179 (Public Acts)

Established as Norwich State Hospital for the Insane

1919, Chapter 30 (Special Acts)

Name change to Norwich State Hospital

1953, October 1, Public Act 53-505

Administratively transferred to the new Department of Mental Health

1961, Public Act 61-340

Renamed Norwich Hospital

1996, October 10, Public Act 96-158

Facility closed, patients transferred to Connecticut Valley Hospital

Published Histories/Articles

Carini, Esta et al. The Mentally Ill in Connecticut : Changing Patterns of Care and the Evolution of Psychiatric Nursing, 1636-1972. Hartford : Dept. of Mental Health, 1974. pp. 135-270. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc M68 meiL]

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

1906-1924, 1926-1946, [CSL Call Number ConnDoc N831]
Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]

State Archives Record Group : RG 021

List of Superintendents

Name

Years of Service

Jonathan Allen, M.D. Sept. 24, 1903-Mar. 31, 1904
Henry M. Pollock, M.D. Apr. 1, 1904-Jan. 31, 1916
Thomas F. Erdman, M.D. (Acting) Feb. 1, 1916-Jul. 31, 1917
Edward A. Everett, M.D. (Acting) Jul. 31, 1917-Oct. 7, 1917
Franklin S. Wilcox, M.D. Nov. 1, 1917-Mar. 31, 1928
(Leave of absence Jan.-Apr. 1928)
Elijah S. Burdsall, M.D. (Acting) Jan. 28, 1928-Mar. 31, 1928
Elijah S. Burdsall, M.D. Apr. 1, 1928-Feb. 4, 1934
Chester Waterman, M.D. Feb. 5, 1934-Jan. 24, 1940
William A. Bryan, M.D. May 1, 1940-Nov. 7, 1944
Riley H. Guthrie, M.D. Feb. 1, 1945-Oct. 31, 1948
Ronald H. Kettle, M.D. (Acting) Jul. 28, 1948-Dec. 11, 1948
Ronald H. Kettle, M.D. Dec. 12, 1948-Sept. 1, 1966
Morgan M. Martin, M.D. Oct. 3, 1966-1978
Francis K. Hayes 1978-1984
Luigi Saracino 1984-1985
Garrell S. Mullaney 1985-1995
Andrew J. Phillips 1996