Photographs: From the book Iconographie Photographique De La Salpêtrière sourced from Wikipedia Commons and The Waring Historical Library online exhibit Dr. John-Martin Charcot and the Theater of Medicine.
Nellie Bly - century marvel, she was a well known journalist who was famous for her asylum exposé in Nellie had faked insanity for a better look inside the women’s asylum. Another achievement of Nellie's was her journey around the world in 72 days.
CURE: Spirits of Turpentine. This elixir was ingested to kill intestinal parasites—and hopefully not their human host. Turpentine still has modern medicinal uses, but usually in chest rubs (Vicks, for example) and not drinkable medicines.
A private patient admitted to City of London Asylum in May Her husband lived in London, her sister in Oxford. The Bow Road Workhouse became an infirmary from which a number of patients would be referred to the City of London Asylum
Eerie black and white portraits show the troubled faces of psychiatric patients in the 1880s