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When Eastern State Penitentiary opened in the 1820’s it was considered the the world’s first true penitentiary, a building designed to inspire remorse and regret, says Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President and Director of Interpretation.  The cells were 8 x 12 with a bed and toilet.  People who were incarcerated there were kept in total isolation. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)
The Impact of Isolation

On this episode: What happens to our health and our minds when we're faced with isolation?

The Impact of Isolation

Go on an adventure into unexpected corners of the health and science world each week with award-winning host Maiken Scott. The Pulse will take you behind the doors of operating rooms, into the lab with some of the world’s foremost scientists, and back in time to explore life-changing innovations. The Pulse delivers stories in ways that matter to you, and answers questions you never knew you had.

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