Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities - With An Eye to the Past - 1970's - One Step Forward
Introduction 1940s to 50s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Another state-run facility, the Gillette Hospital, had served children with physical disabilities under the aegis of the Department of Public Welfare for decades. In 1973, it was transferred to a new, quasi-public authority. It continues to be one of Minnesota's premier rehabilitation hospitals.


In 1973, Gillette Hospital no longer operated as
part of the state's Department of Public Welfare.
Gillette Hospital
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