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Asylums Were Once Mansions Full Of Nightmares And Insane Treatments
1. Reasons For Admission To A Lunatic Asylum In The Late 1800s
2. Patient in a restraint chair at West Riding Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield
3. Vintage straitjacket.
4. This 20th century radium therapy might have done more harm than good for patients.
5. The Controversial Pilgrim Psychiatric Center Long Island, New York
6. In the 1800s, the doctors had a penchant for storing pieces of patients’ brains in wax for reasons unexplained.
7. Patients-in-steam-cabinets around 1910
8. Genuine Lobotomy Tools
9. 17th Century Insanity Mask
10. This 1961 picture is from an asylum in Spain. It appears to be some form of cruel punishment.
11. Artwork Drawn By A Paranoid Schizophrenic Patient
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.
13. Creepy wall art from an abandoned mental institution in Italy.