Fear, Abuse and Neglect: Behind the Walls of Insane Asylums | by Alema Ljuca | March 2022

The hidden face of psychiatric institutions.

A patient held in a restraint chair at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum in Wakefield, England, 1869 (Source: Wellcome Library, London)
“Ten Days in a Madhouse” by Nellie Bly (Source: Wikipedia)
American journalist Nellie Bly (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Woodcut from Bloomingdale’s Insane Asylum, New York, 1870 (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
The rotten teeth of a child patient due to bad dentistry, Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, London, ca. 1890–1910 (Source: Wellcome Library, London)
St. Louis City lunatic asylum staff and patients posing in the women’s hallway, March 28, 1904 (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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