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Rows of beds very closely packed.

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Title: Christmas In Purgatory, Page 6
From: Christmas In Purgatory: A Photographic Essay On Mental Retardation
Original caption: “The population of State residential facilities runs the gamut from a few hundred to more than 5,000; but on the average, each institution is caring for 350 patients over stated capacity and has a waiting list of better than 300.”
The President’s Panel on Mental Retardation
Creator: Burton Blatt and Fred Kaplan (photographer)
Date: 1974
Source: Available at selected libraries