Portraits of patients at Victorian lunatic asylum treated for 'mania and melancholia' | Daily Mail Online

Harrowing pictures of the mentally ill housed in Victorian asylum

Portraits of patients at Victorian lunatic asylum treated for 'mania and melancholia' | Daily Mail Online

This man was called Boxer. He was literally chained to his bed at a mental asylum at Cerne Voda. The asylum was a repurposed military hospital. If he wasn’t chained, he would flee causing panic among other asylum patients.

This man was called Boxer. He was literally chained to his bed at a mental asylum at Cerne Voda. The asylum was a repurposed military hospital. If he wasn’t chained, he would flee causing panic among other asylum patients.

Tragic - the devoted nurse whose burns also left her mentally scarred

Haunted and haunting faces from early 20th century asylum inmates

Reasons for being admitted into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in 19th century, West Virginia. - Frightening Look At The Old Insane Asylums  Best of Web Shrine

Reasons for being admitted into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in 19th century, West Virginia. - Frightening Look At The Old Insane Asylums Best of Web Shrine

The Mississippi State Insane Asylum at Whitfield, Mississippi, had remained large in my consciousness while growing up. Ever once in a while I would overhear someone saying, "They took him to Whitfield". Needless to say, you seldom heard about them coming back.  No doubt the name is changed today to something like "The Mental Hygiene Center" or whatnot.

The Mississippi State Insane Asylum at Whitfield, Mississippi, had remained large in my consciousness while growing up. Ever once in a while I would overhear someone saying, "They took him to Whitfield". Needless to say, you seldom heard about them coming back. No doubt the name is changed today to something like "The Mental Hygiene Center" or whatnot.

Insane Asylums Mental Hospitals | Worcester State and Rochester New York Insane Asylums | Loveless

Worcester State and Rochester New York Insane Asylums

Insane Asylums Mental Hospitals | Worcester State and Rochester New York Insane Asylums | Loveless

Insane Asylum Patients | ... illness patient patients psychiatric hospital psychiatric hospitals

Insane Asylum Patients | ... illness patient patients psychiatric hospital psychiatric hospitals

Portraits from Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum taken by Dr Hugh Welch Diamond who believed photos could help 'cure' patients | Daily Mail Online

Harrowing portraits from Victorian lunatic asylum

Portraits from Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum taken by Dr Hugh Welch Diamond who believed photos could help 'cure' patients | Daily Mail Online

Patients in various states of misery, at the Ohio Insane Asylum. The photo was taken in 1946. Psychiatric medicine improved in leaps and bounds during the intervening decades.

Patients in various states of misery, at the Ohio Insane Asylum. The photo was taken in 1946. Psychiatric medicine improved in leaps and bounds during the intervening decades.

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