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High Oaks : Lexington sanitaruim / with the compliments of R.C. Chenault. Chenault, R. C. (Robert Cameron), 1834- 400dpi TIFF G4 page images University of Kentucky, Electronic Information Access & Management Center Lexington, Kentucky 2002 b92-165-30098758 Electronic reproduction. 2002. (Beyond the shelf, serving historic Kentuckiana through virtual access (IMLS LG-03-02-0012-02) ; These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. High Oaks : Lexington sanitaruim / with the compliments of R.C. Chenault. Chenault, R. C. (Robert Cameron), 1834- s.n., [Lexington, Ky. : 1890] 14 p. ; 15 x 9 cm. Coleman Microfilm. Atlanta, Ga. : SOLINET, 1994. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) ; SOL MN04168.09 KUK) Printing Master B92-165. IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has been done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. Sanatoriums Kentucky Lexington. LEXINGTON SiANIT-ARI LM. WITH COMPLIMENTS OF R. . eHE:NP\UL-, M.s This page in the original text is blank. HIGH OJfnK Lexington cQnitari\ nt. A private hospital for the treatment of mild forms of mental troubles and all forms of nervous diseases, including habitues of Opium, Chloral, Cocoaine and Alcoholic Stimulants. I desire to inform the medical profession that after an experience of twenty-five years in a large general practice, and ten years in charge of a large State hospital in this city, I have opened a private Sanitarium at this place for the care and treatment of the above named diseases, and after nearly two years successful operation, will give a description of the place and such other facts as will enable those seek- ing treatment to understand the advantages to be derived from a residence at High Oaks: Lexington is a beautiful, inland city, of 35,000 inhabitants, located in the center of the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky, equi- distant about 80 miles from Louisvile and Cincinnati by rail, and 500 feet or more higher than either of these places and 1000 feet above  the sea level. It is a very healthy city, free from malarial influences, the railroad centre of the State; and, as a place of residence, unsur- passed in the South. High Oaks is situated in the suburbs, elevated above the city proper and contains twelve acres of ground, and the lawns are beautifully shaded and handsomely improved with large native forest and other shade trees, and an abundance of all kinds of fruit trees and plenty of pure water. The buildings are situated on the highest point of ground, from which the rainfalls nat- urally run off, and consist of a large three story brick, with wing. (The walls are very thick, making the house warm in winter and cool in summer), also detached cottages which are occupied by patients. The ceilings are high, and rooms generally large, heated with both warm air and open grate fires, with hot and cold water and bath rooms. Large, wide halls and porches, full length of main building, both front and rear. This place is conceded to be one of the prettiest and most desirable in Ken- tucky. The garden is cultivated in all kinds of vegetables and small fruit usually gown in this latitude, and the tables are constantly sup- plied therefrom with fresh vegetables and fruits. The dairy is furnished with rich, fresh milk and butter, obtained from our Jersey cows, kept and handled on place. 1151 Our patients are expected and required as far as practicable to take their meals with my family, and are looked upon as part thereof, with all the privileges consistent with their condition. They will be under my special care and given my personal attention assisted by com- petent nurses. (I anticipate securing the ser- vices of my daughter, Mrs. E. C. Runyon, a student of Michigan University and a graduate of the Woman's Medical College of Chicago, formerly an assistant physician in the Cook County Hospital, as my principal assistant). And all modern appliances will be used, which in our judgment will tend to benefit those placed under our charge. Terms will be as reasonable as in any first- ciass hospital of the kind, and everything necessary is furnished to patients except clothing. Special rates will be given on appli- cation. As a rule. no patient will be received and treated for less than one month, as no case can be benefitted for a shorter period and usually several months' stay is necessary to effect any permanent good or cure. We use no nostrums or secret remedies, and are always ready and willing to communi- cate freely with any physician who may be kind enough to recommend or wish to have patients sent to us for treatment. R C. CHENAULT. M. D. (Jefferson Medical College Class 1854). Late Medical Sup't. Eastern Asylum. Lexington, Ky.  REFERENCES. Dr. PLINY EARLE, Late Sup't Lunatic Hospital, Northampton, Mass. Dr. F. H. CLARKE, Sup't Eastern Lunatic Asylum, Lexington, Ky. Dr. T. J. MITCHELL, Sup't Lunatic Asylum, Jackson, Miss. Dr. B. W. STONE, Sup't W. Lunatic Asylum, Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Dr. ED. H. JONES, 1st Assistant, Central Asylum, Anchorage, Ky. Dr. JOHN S. B UTLFR, Hartford. Connecticut. Dr. P. BRYCE, Sup't hospital for the Insane, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Dr. J. H. CALLENDER, Sup't Hospital for the Insane. Nashville, Tenn. Dr. JAifES RODMAN, Late Sup't Western Asylum, Hopkinsrville, Ky. Dr. D. R. WALLACE, M. D., L. L. D., Sup't Northern Asylum, Terrill, Texas. Hon JAMES B. McCREAR Y, Ex-Governor and Member Congress, Richmond, Ky. Hon. JAMES P. EAGLE, Gorernor of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas. Hon. ED. D. WHITE, Ex-Judge of the Supreme Court of Louisana and U. S. Senator elect, New Orleans, La. Hon. ET. GIRARD, Belgian Consul, Louisville, Kentucky,  TESTIM ONIALS. NORTH CAROLINA INSANE A8YLUTM. DR. EOCENE GRISSOM, S17P"T. - RALEIGH, N. C., Sept. 28, 1888. DR. R. C. CHENAULT, LEXINGTON, Ky. Dear Doctor:-I congratulate the public as well as yourself upon your proposition to es- tablish a Sanitarium in Lexington, Ky., for the treatment ot mental and nervous disorders. My long and familiar acquaintance with your superior qualifications and attainments as a Specialist and Expert in this claks of disease, justifies me in commending this enterprise to the full confidence of the public. There are mental and nervous sufferers everywhere who need a more quiet and seclusive treatment than the public hospitals, as a general rule afford, and experience shows that these sufferers ought to be removed for treatment, from the surroundl - ings and associates of home life to the superior advantages of hospital treatment, and I know of no locality more eligible than the blue grass region of Kentucky. With high regards, Yours truly, EUGENE GRISSONT, Mr. D., L. L. D. DANvim.IE, KY., Jan. 13, 1890. DR. R. C. CHENAULT, LEXING.T0N, Ky. Dear Sir:-I hear that you have established a Sanitarium at Lexington, Kentucky. Such an institution in Central Kentucky is very much needed From vour past experience in treating these unfortunates and your eminent qualifications for such a position, I feel sure that you will five entire satisfaction to those [ 8 ] who may be placed under your charge and ewe. I heartly wish you greatest success. Yours, M. J. DURHAM, Ex-Member of Congress from Kentucky and Ex-Comptroller of the Treasury, Washington, D. C. FRANKFORT, Kv., Jan. 13, 1890. DR. R. C. CHENAULT, LEXINGTON, KY. Dear Sir:-I observe that you have estab- lished at Lexington. Kentucky, (High Oaks Sanitarium), a private hospital for the treat- ment of diseases of the mind and nervous system and habitues of opiumn, chioral, alcohol, etc. For the benefit of those who may be thus afflicted, I desire to say that from my personal knowledge of your rapacity and experience in these specialties, I believe you to be pe- culiarly fitted by nature and qualified by learn- ing and experience to do great good. I hope for you the success vou deserve. Your Friend, Tnos. H. HINES, Ex-Ciiief Justice of Kentucky. U. S. SENATE, WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 16, 180. J DR. R. C. CIJENAULT, Lexington, Ky. My Dear Doctor:-It affords me great pleasure to place my name at your disposal for use in your list of references. My personal knowledge as to your exceptional fitness for the work, makes this altogether agreeable. Very truly, J. C. S. BLACKBUrfN, Senator from Kentuckv. [ 9 ] FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 15, 1890. Dear Sir:-I cheerfully bear testimony to your high personal character and eminent fit- ness for the treatment of all the mental and nervous diseases it is purposed to have treated at High Oaks Sanitarium. I am very truly yours, WILLIAM LINDSAY, Ex-Chief Justice of Kentucky. House of Representatives, U. S., WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 16, 1890. f R. C. CHENAULT, M. D., Lexington, Ky. Dear Sir:-Learning that you have estab- lished a private Sanitarium, I take this oppor- tunity of wishing you success in an undertak- ing vwhich your character as a man and your professional experience so well qualify you to prosecute. Respectfully, JOHN (i. CARLISLE, Ex-Speaker of House of Representatives and Member of Congress. WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 1890. I have known Dr. R. C. Chenault, of Lex- ington, Ky., for many years. He practiced medicine in Richmond with great success, from whence he removed upon securing his appointment as Superintendent of the Insane Asylum at Lexington, which position he filled at two separate periods, under two distinct ap- pointments. He has also for some time been at the head of a private Sanitarium, purchased and owned by him. Dr. Chenault has therefore had very wide experience as a, physician in general practice,  and as a specialist in mental diseases, and has acquired wide reputation in his specialty. His Sanitarium is admirably located, and is in the most healthful and beautiful region in the State. Wil. C. P. BRECKINRIDGE, Member ot Congress from Lexington, Ky. Kentucky School of Medicine, l LOUISVILLE, Ky., I can recommend in the highest terms High Oaks as a private Sanitarium, conducted. by Dr. Chenault, of Lexington, Ky. Dr. Chen- ault is a gentleman of education and great practical experience in the treatment of the insane and is eminently qualified for the suc- cessful management of a Sanitarium. The families of several patients whom I have sent to Dr. Chenault, have expressed themselves as highly pleased with the attractive, home-like appearance of High Oaks and the courtesy and skill displayed by Dr. Chenault. J. B. MARVIN, M. D., Professor of Principles and Practice of Medi- cine. LOuISVILLE, Ky., March 14, 1890. I can unhesitatingly recommend High Oaks Private Sanitarium under the care of Dr. R. C. Chenault as an institution fortunately located and most efficiently conducted. WXVI. H. BOLLING, M. D., Professor of Obstetics and Diseases of Women, and President of Hospital College of Medi- cine. CINCINNATI, March 15, 1890. I have known Dr. R. C. Chenault for a good many years -as a good gen- eral practitioner, and airo as being devoted  to the study and treatment of nervous and in- sane patients. He has ably filled public osi- tions in charge of insane asylums I believe that his private hospital will be an acceptable place for the class of patients for which it is especially intended. W)I. CARSON, AM. D. 63 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, 0. My Dear Dr. Chenault:-I have heard with great pleasure that you have organized a Sani- tarium near the beautiful city of Lexingron, for I feel sure that your long experience and your peculiar mental and moral accomplish- ments peculiarly fit you for the management of such an institution. The friends of the afflicted in Kentucky, and the entire South, mav rejoice that you have concluded to dedicate yourself to the God- blessed work of caring for those suffering from mental aberation. Yours Truly, XV. W. DAWSON, M. D., Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Ohio Medi- cal College. and Ex-President of the Ameri- can Medical Association. Cincinnati, March 18, 1890. BOWLING GREEN, 'Larch 24, 1890. DR. R. C. CHENAULT, Lexington, Ky. Dear Doctor:--I am glad to hear of the rapid improvement of our patient and that she will soon be able to return home. Mty long acquaintance witt you, coupled with a knowl- edge of your special training and large expe- rience in the treatment of mental and nervous diseases, makes it a pleasure for me to send my patients of these classes to your institution. Very Respectfully, J. N. 31CCORAIACK, A. D. President of the National Conference of the State Boards of Health.  706 West Chestnut Street, LouIsVILLE, Ky., March 26, 1890. f MY DEAR DR. CHENAULT. I am very glad to hear that you are deter- mined to continue the work for which you are so well fitted, and even contemplate enlarging its field of usefulness. Such a Sanitarium is indeed needed, and in your experienced and able hands will be a blessing to hundreds of sufferers. You know I wish you all the success and you also know that I have long thought a broader field should have been yours. Yet I am nevertheless thankful that your skill and knowledge are made so acceptable to me. Wishing you a long, a hearty and a prosperous life, I am my dear friend always. Faithfully yours, D. W. YANDELL, M. D., Professor of Surgery in the Univerity of Louis- ville and ex-President of the American Med- ical Association. COVINGTON, Ky., March 27, 1890. It gives me great pleasure to say that I have known Dr. R. C. Chenault for a number of years and esteem him as pre-eminently quali- fied to discharge the duties undertaken by him in conducting a private Sanitarium at Lexing- ton, Kentucky. and should the occasion occur, would send and entrust to his care most cheer- fully those suffering from mental disturbance. T. N. WIsE, M. D. LEXINGTON, Ky., March 27, 1890. DEAR DR. CHENAULT. We are gratified to know that you have successfully established at High Oaks, near our city, a Sanitarium for the treatment of mental  and nervous diseases. We have known you for more than 30 years and from your long ex- perience and qualifications, have no hesitancy in saying that we consider you admirably qual- ified to successfully conduct such an institution. The location thereof is certainly advantageous, being one of the most healthful and beautiful in Kentucky. Wishing you great success, we remain Your Friends, H. M. SKILLMAN, M. D. A. S. ALLAN, M. D. J. W. WIHITNRY, M. D. L. B. TODD, M. D. COVINGTON, Ky., April 1, 1890. DEAR DR. CHENAL'LT. I congratulate the medical profession and the people of Kentucky in having centrally lo- cated a pritate Sanitarium, under the manage- ment of a physician of such long experience and thorough knowledge in this specialty, as you possess. Wishing you every success, I am, Sincerly yours, CHAS. KEARNS, M D., 8th and Madison Avenue. CINCINNATI, O., April 3, 1890. Dr. R. C. Chenault, of "High Oaks" Sani- tarium, Lexington, Kentucky, stands high in the estimation of the medical profession, as a gentleman of refinement and culture, and is re- garded as an experienced and skillful specialist in the treatment of diseases of the mind and nervous system. THIAD. A. REAMY, M. D. Professor of Obsteterics and Diseases of Women in the Ohio Medical College.  LotUISVILLE, Ky., April 2, 1890. R. C. CHENAULT, M. D. My Dear Doctor:-The medical profession of Kentucky, and the entire South, have long felt the need of just such a Sanitarium as you are making of High Oaks. Your long and suc- cessfull career as a physician and specialist in the treatment of the insane, and your eminent adaptation to the work, and your extensive ac- quaintance with American Alienists and knowledge of institutions, all commend your place to the confidence of the profession and the respect of the public. Your ability to meet the wants of those sufferfng from mental antd nervous diseases, insure the success of your Sanitarium. Very Truly, H. K. PUSEY, M. D. Late Superintendent of Central Kentucky Lu- natic Asylum.