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Dr. Nichols and friends by PublicHealthMuseum, via Flickr

Dr. Nichols and friends by PublicHealthMuseum, via Flickr

Creepy-chusetts, Strange-chusetts: Tewksbury State Hospital Cemetery, Tewksbury

Creepy-chusetts, Strange-chusetts: Tewksbury State Hospital Cemetery, Tewksbury

Main entrance, Maassachusetts state infirmary, Tewkesbury Mass by PublicHealthMuseum, via Flickr

Main entrance, Maassachusetts state infirmary, Tewkesbury Mass by PublicHealthMuseum, via Flickr

The Utica Crib for uncooperative patients at insane asylums, and later, at (somewhat) more legitimate “institutions”. I dunno. Are nylon restraints around the body tying you to a bed really that more human?

The Utica Crib for uncooperative patients at insane asylums, and later, at (somewhat) more legitimate “institutions”. I dunno. Are nylon restraints around the body tying you to a bed really that more human?

Specifically this one in West Virginia. Includes "political excitement" and "deranged masturbation."

86 Things That Would Have Got You Admitted To An Insane Asylum In The 1800s

Specifically this one in West Virginia. Includes "political excitement" and "deranged masturbation."

Adjustable ruffle for the patient’s neck to avoid an uncontrolled rise of the local anesthetic drug during spinal anesthesia

Adjustable ruffle for the patient’s neck to avoid an uncontrolled rise of the local anesthetic drug during spinal anesthesia

Tuberculosis Postcard by PublicHealthMuseum, via Flickr

Tuberculosis Postcard by PublicHealthMuseum, via Flickr

Kaplan  Ward interior with inmates. Muckraking.  1965     Magazine photograph  Syracuse University  Center on Human Policy.

Kaplan Ward interior with inmates. Muckraking. 1965 Magazine photograph Syracuse University Center on Human Policy.

1899 Staff by PublicHealthMuseum, via Flickr

1899 Staff by PublicHealthMuseum, via Flickr

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