Situated just a few miles from downtown Los Angeles, the Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, California, was originally founded in 1888 as the Los Angeles County Poor Farm, where the area's needy worked in exchange for being cared for by the local government. Over time, new facilities were added to the several-hundred-acre compound, including a hospital and mental ward, among numerous other buildings. The hospital, where the Rancho Los Amigos coma scale was developed, is still in use, though it's moved elsewhere on the grounds. The mental hospital and other surrounding buildings were abandoned over the years, beginning in the 1950s. Around this time, the main hospital made a name for itself treating polio. During a training exercise in 2006, Marines discovered a freezer in the morgue and investigated. Inside they found amputated limbs and brain tissue samples, now mummified, left behind when the early hospital was abandoned.