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Flesh growing over a prisoner's shackles because they were too tight, he was arrested in an illegal Chinese prison

from Cult of Weird

18th Century Asylum Restraint Chair

ca. [Patient in restraint chair at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield, Yorkshire], Henry Clarke ... a good example of idiotic science. Do some psychiatrists make the same kind of mistake today by over-medicating instead of understanding?

Lewis Sayre and his suspension device for the treatment of scoliosis (1877) - Seems to me, he may have had an ulterior motive.

Restraints in lunatic asylum. 19th century. If the person wasn't already crazy, they would have been after the torture of asylums.

During Victorian times, vaginal and uterine prolapse was fairly common because of corsetry. No worries! This handy device could help keep it all tucked away!