Cold water baths, were used for treatment by mentally ill
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The original St. Elizabeth Hospital. 32. St. Elizabeth Hospital Dayton’s first hospital was opened in an old residence on Franklin Street opposite Emmanuel Church in 1878. The place was fitted up with 12 beds and used until the St. Elizabeth Hospital was built on Hopeland Street in 1882.