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Documentary explores asylum history for black patients

Documentary explores asylum history for black patients

By MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — When the American Psychiatric Association celebrated its 175th anniversary three years ago in San Francisco, it featured photographs of two Virginia mental institutions that helped birth it — which are now the hospitals of the Eastern and Western State. The exhibit also featured two Virginia psychiatrists …

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Beagles rescued from Virginia Dog Breeder get star treatment in DC - Iowa Capital Dispatch

Beagles rescued from Virginia Dog Breeder get star treatment in DC – Iowa Capital Dispatch

WASHINGTON — Now-famous beagles rescued from a breeding and research facility in Virginia were on Capitol Hill Thursday as an animal welfare group and a California congressman lobbied for legislation that would promote adoption of research animals. “It is unfortunate that animals are still allowed to be used in testing. I hope this will go …

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