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Down Syndrome Uprising: A Brief History of Down syndrome - Part 7: Abused, Neglected, Forgotten

Down Syndrome Uprising: A Brief History of Down syndrome - Part Abused, Neglected, Forgotten

Continuous bath photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt at Pilgrim State Hospital in 1936

History and photos of the abandoned Pilgrim State Hospital, in Brentwood, NY. Also known as Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, PSH

West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum   Beatrice Tetley - Halifax  quite normal 1897 wakefield

turbine-wax-heart: Beatrice Tetley, psychiatric patient at Wakefield Hospital for melancholy, 1897 (via)

Nurses and matron at hospital c 1960                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Nurses and matron at hospital c a vintage nineteen sixties photograph from M&N Publishing

The mental asylum in Romania was a warehouse for the mentally insane, the physically handicapped and even for some Christian pastors that had been drugged into insanity during the dark years of Ceaucescu’s reign of terror. A year after his assassination, little had been done to help those closeted away in the mountains of Transylvania. The language barrier really wasn’t a hindrance; we had translators. The problem was, for most of the patients, their minds were not in the same building we…

The mental asylum in Romania was a warehouse for the mentally insane, the physically handicapped and even for some Christian pastors that had been drugged into insanity during the dark years of Ceaucescu’s reign of terror.

Hystéro-Épilepsie - Hallucinations Angoisse  Salpêtrière Hospital   Date: 1876  Is Part Of: Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière, (Service de M. Charcot), by Désiré-Magloire Bourneville and Paul Régnard, Volume 1 1876-187

Hystéro-Épilepsie - Hallucinations Angoisse Salpêtrière Hospital Date: 1876 Is…

The Queen's hidden cousins: They were banished to an asylum in 1941 and left neglected now an intriguing documentary reveals all. Nerissa (pictured) was born in 1919, and Katherine in 1926 - their father was John Bowes-Lyon, one of the Queen Mother's older brothers

The Queen's hidden cousins: They were banished to an asylum in 1941 and left neglected now an intriguing documentary reveals all

The Queen's hidden cousins: They were banished to an asylum in 1941 and left neglected now an intriguing documentary reveals all. Nerissa (pictured) was born in 1919, and Katherine in 1926 - their father was John Bowes-Lyon, one of the Queen Mother's older brothers

This is at the Philadelphia State Hospital, this man is in the violent ward.

31 Haunting Photos From Old Mental Asylums

"Bedlam 1946: Most U.S. Mental Hospitals are a Shame and a Disgrace" by Albert Q. Maisel in LIFE Magazine via Google Books (full text)   This is important to know about the history of the treatment of mental illness.

"Bedlam Most U. Mental Hospitals are a Shame and a Disgrace" by Albert Q. Maisel in LIFE Magazine.

Patient receiving insulin shock therapy treatment in mental hospital, which causes a coma condition in this patient. Location: Worchester, MA, US Date taken: August 1949 ANTIPSIQUIATRÍA Por ADOLFO VÁSQUEZ ROCCA

prev pinner note: Patient receiving insulin shock therapy treatment in mental hospital, which causes a coma condition in this patient. Location: Worchester, MA, US Date taken: August 1949

Période Terminale - Délire Mélancolique  Salpêtrière Hospital  1876  Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière, (Service de M. Charcot), by Désiré-Magloire Bourneville and Paul Régnard, Volume 1 1876

Période Terminale - Délire Mélancolique Salpêtrière Hospital 1876 Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière, (Service de M. Charcot), by Désiré-Magloire Bourneville and Paul Régnard, Volume 1 1876

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