This straitjacket restrained adult patients in psychiatric hospitals during the 1930s through to the 1960s. It is made of heavy canvas. It has four ties on the main body and excessively long arms. These wrap around and tie behind the back. Such garments restricted the movements of patients considered violent or unruly. Their use was phased out when anti-psychotic drugs and more ‘humane’ methods of management were introduced.

This straitjacket restrained adult patients in psychiatric hospitals during the 1930s through to the 1960s. It is made of heavy canvas. It has four ties on the main body and excessively long arms. These wrap around and tie behind the back. Such garments restricted the movements of patients considered violent or unruly. Their use was phased out when anti-psychotic drugs and more ‘humane’ methods of management were introduced.

Artaud spent almost five years of his younger life in sanitariums and asylums and ended up dying in a physiatric ward of intestinal cancer.

Transiently Enlightening

Artaud spent almost five years of his younger life in sanitariums and asylums and ended up dying in a physiatric ward of intestinal cancer.

Humane Restraint Psychiatry Straitjacket,Zwangsjacke

Humane Restraint Psychiatry Straitjacket,Zwangsjacke

WHERE CAN I GET ONE!!!!!...and not one of those cheep costume ones,i want an actual one!!!!!*A*

WHERE CAN I GET ONE!!!!!...and not one of those cheep costume ones,i want an actual one!!!!!*A*

Orthopedic practices to correct body deformities influenced the leather straps and buckles in this fashion collection

Ilpox graduate fashion collection by Marina Hoermanseder

Orthopedic practices to correct body deformities influenced the leather straps and buckles in this fashion collection

Straitjacket, Logansboard State Hospital, IN    Image courtesy of Christopher Payne via NPR

Asylum: Inside the Haunting World of 19th-Century Mental Hospitals

Straitjacket, Logansboard State Hospital, IN Image courtesy of Christopher Payne via NPR

Padded garments with ties at the seams; fashion construction; sewing; quilted fashion details // Nina Donis A/W 2011

Padded garments with ties at the seams; fashion construction; sewing; quilted fashion details // Nina Donis A/W 2011

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