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Bathroom inside the Lippitt building at Norwich State Hospital. 

The Lippitt building, a colonial revival style building at Norwich State Hospital, was designed as a psychopathic facility in 1920. It played a big role in the history of the treatment of the mentally ill as it was built a few years after the first facility of its kind. The facility provided medical treatments for mental and physical disorders. Lippitt was equipped with x-ray, hydrotherapy and surgical technology and even frequently performed lobotomies. The building was likely named after Costello Lippitt who was once the mayor of Norwich, Connecticut and the president of the hospital's Board of Trustees.