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A Stark Reminder of Abandoned Lives: Willard Asylum for the Insane.  Many families forgot about them so their stuff was never claimed

A Stark Reminder of Abandoned Lives: Willard Asylum for the Insane. Many families forgot about them so their stuff was never claimed

Utica crib - 19th and 20th century psychiatry: after chaining patients was deemed cruel, this Utica Crib made out of wood or iron was used to keep patients from harming other patients or themselves. The patient slept in these "cribs".

19th and 20th century psychiatry: 22 rare photos

Utica crib - 19th and 20th century psychiatry: after chaining patients was deemed cruel, this Utica Crib made out of wood or iron was used to keep patients from harming other patients or themselves. The patient slept in these "cribs".

WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM, Louisville, KY. The "Body Chute" was used to remove dead bodies in secret.

WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM, Louisville, KY. The "Body Chute" was used to remove dead bodies in secret.

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

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

1936. Enfermos mentales del Pilgrim State Hospital. Fotografías de Alfred Eisenstaedt

1936. Enfermos mentales del Pilgrim State Hospital. Fotografías de Alfred Eisenstaedt

Horrifying asylum kitchen mix-up left dozens dead Sent downstairs to fetch a pan of powdered milk, a kitchen assistant at the Oregon State Hospital dipped his scoop into the wrong bin — and brought back six pounds of roach poison. It was mixed into the eggs and fed to 467 people. | Offbeat Oregon History | #ORhistory

Horrifying asylum kitchen mix-up left dozens dead Sent downstairs to fetch a pan of powdered milk, a kitchen assistant at the Oregon State Hospital dipped his scoop into the wrong bin — and brought back six pounds of roach poison. It was mixed into the eggs and fed to 467 people. | Offbeat Oregon History | #ORhistory

5 Insane Asylums And The Horrors That Happened There

Creepy History: 5 Insane Asylums And The Horrors That Happened There

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