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13 Photos Of Vintage Insane Asylums That Will Make You Go Insane!

Asylums Were Once Mansions Full Of Nightmares And Insane Treatments

1. Reasons For Admission To A Lunatic Asylum In The Late 1800s

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2. Patient in a restraint chair at West Riding Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield

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3. Vintage straitjacket.

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4. This 20th century radium therapy might have done more harm than good for patients.

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5. The Controversial Pilgrim Psychiatric Center Long Island, New York

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6. In the 1800s, the doctors had a penchant for storing pieces of patients’ brains in wax for reasons unexplained.

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7. Patients-in-steam-cabinets around 1910

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8. Genuine Lobotomy Tools

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9. 17th Century Insanity Mask

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10. This 1961 picture is from an asylum in Spain. It appears to be some form of cruel punishment.

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11. Artwork Drawn By A Paranoid Schizophrenic Patient

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12. Diathermia was a treatment that invaolved sending a jolt of electricity through the patient’s brain. It also proved to be unpredictable and harmful.

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13. Creepy wall art from an abandoned mental institution in Italy.

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