Strait jacket, Europe, 1925-1935 Check out the new Mind Hacks post re: A history of psychology through objects for more info about the collection of Mental Health and Illness oddities at the Science Museum London. I’d love to see this exhibit, so fascinating to see how our tools and methods have changed in such a relatively short time.
10 Famous Residents of McLean Psychiatric Hospital
10 Famous Residents of McLean Psychiatric Hospital In 1953, Plath wedged herself in a crawl space underneath her mother’s house and took 40 sleeping pills. For the next three days, while she existed in what she later called a “whirling blackness that I honestly believed was the eternal oblivion,” police, family, and total strangers searched for her. After she was discovered, having vomited up most of the pills, her mother had her admitted to McLean, most of which she retold in The Bell Jar