Photo: "Twilight Wakes"

Twilight inside the Forst Ward inside the first public run New Jersey Psychiatric Hospital.

During the early 1900's, medical director Henry Cotton believed that mental illness was the cause of infections within the body, leading him to implement the removal of teeth and other organs of patients in an attempt to find a cure. Over the course of his 27 years at Trenton, hundreds of patients became mutilated and even deceased due to his theories.