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.
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» These Photographic Portraits Of Victorian Mental Institution Patients Will Give You Chills [Photos]//In addition to mental illness, asylums also took the physically-disabled. During the asylum construction boom in England, the inpatient population increased around 100,000 – up from only 10, 000. These institutions often had special features like expansive gardens that would be part of the patients’ daily routine to tend.
For a lot of people, Pennhurst Asylum was Hell on Earth. It was once known as the 'Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic', and during its time saw 10,000 patients pass through the doors, many of which were children,...