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?
These old suitcases were recently discovered in the attic of the Willard Insane Asylum. They belonged to mentally ill patients from 1910-1960 who never left the facility. When it shut down in 1995, photographer, Jon Crispin, has been revealing the contents of approximately 400 suitcases one by one
Full-body fever machine (pictured)used to treat syphilitic insanity that was installed at the Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City in the 1930s. According to a press release at the time, the machine "heats the blood stream and body tissue, much as does nature, killing off the alien germ."
Creepy History: 5 Insane Asylums And The Horrors That Happened There