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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?

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!

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

An execution block at the Tower of London, supposedly the block that Catherine Howard, wife of King Henry VIII, used to practise how to lay her head the night before her execution, 13 February 1542. Photograph, 1971.