Theophilus Waldmeier and his staff at Asfouriyeh ca. 1907
The Lebanon Hospital for the Insane (later Lebanon
Hospital for Mental Diseases, finally the Lebanon Hospital for
Mental and Nervous Disorders) was started by Theophilus Waldmeier in
1898 at Asfouriyeh in the foothills of Mount Lebanon just east
of Beirut. This collection of annual reports and appeals from the Saab
Medical Library of the American University of Beirut covers most of
its years of operation.