Preston, England

Whittingham Hospital

This abandoned hospital once pioneered the use of electroencephalograms


Opened in 1873, this mental asylum was known for pioneering the use of electroencephalograms, or EEGs, a diagnostic device that measures electrical impulses along the scalp.

Eventually, World War I and II soldiers were treated here as well. Yet the hospital's infamy comes from its history of patient abuse that included patients being left unattended for long periods of time, being fed scraps and being strangled to the point of unconsciousness.

After a failed attempt at making it into a residential property, many of its buildings still stand vacant and dilapidated. 

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    Preston, England, PR1, United Kingdom
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