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A letter from schizophrenic patient Emmy Hauck to her husband. It consists only phrase „Herzensschatzi komm” (Darling please come) and „komm komm komm” (come, come, come ) repeated over and over. Terrible pain.

A letter from schizophrenic patient Emmy Hauck to her husband. It consists only phrase „Herzensschatzi komm” (Darling please come) and „komm komm komm” (come, come, come ) repeated over and over. Terrible pain.

Heres my Canned Human Remains (true story...fake name) Canned Human Remains  Between 1883 and the 1970's, thousands of people died while they resided in the Oregon State Insane Asylum. If a person's body was not claimed by their families, their cremated ashes were sealed in a labeled canister and stored in an outbuilding belonging to the hospital. Lined with simple pine shelves the outbuilding contained thousands of copper canisters including that of Mr. Charles Edwin Dorsey.  My Oddities…

Heres my Canned Human Remains (true story...fake name) Canned Human Remains Between 1883 and the 1970's, thousands of people died while they resided in the Oregon State Insane Asylum. If a person's body was not claimed by their families, their cremated ashes were sealed in a labeled canister and stored in an outbuilding belonging to the hospital. Lined with simple pine shelves the outbuilding contained thousands of copper canisters including that of Mr. Charles Edwin Dorsey. My Oddities…

Embroidered Straightjacket

Agnes Richter’s embroidered straitjacket

Embroidered Straightjacket

art by psychiatric patients - Google Search

art by psychiatric patients - Google Search

The Relationship Between Epilepsy and Sleep - thomashaydntrust

The Relationship Between Epilepsy and Sleep - The Relationship Between Epilepsy and Sleep

The Relationship Between Epilepsy and Sleep - thomashaydntrust

laflaneuse8:    Yayoi Kusama

laflaneuse8: Yayoi Kusama

William Green, acute mania patient at Bethlem Mental Hospital

William Green, acute mania patient at Bethlem Mental Hospital

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Mary Stoate, admitted to Bethlem in 1895 We can find many examples in the Bethlem casebooks of these attempts – by patients and practitioners – to give meaning to self-damaging actions such as face-picking, hair-plucking and self-cutting. In 1889, James Hipwood’s attendant stated that the former had cut his face because “he liked to see the blood that followed.” To his mother, meanwhile, Hipwood said that he cut himself because “he wanted to see if he could feel anything.”

Mary Stoate, admitted to Bethlem in 1895 We can find many examples in the Bethlem casebooks of these attempts – by patients and practitioners – to give meaning to self-damaging actions such as face-picking, hair-plucking and self-cutting. In 1889, James Hipwood’s attendant stated that the former had cut his face because “he liked to see the blood that followed.” To his mother, meanwhile, Hipwood said that he cut himself because “he wanted to see if he could feel anything.”

Female patient chained to a post in an 18th century mental asylum. Methods of constraint such as this were often used because patients were seen as being dangerous. It also made the job easier for the few warders assigned to look after the patients. In 1792, the French physician Philippe Pinel was the first to realize that such deprivation of movement & light actually worsened patients' mental conditions.

Female patient chained to a post in an 18th century mental asylum. Methods of constraint such as this were often used because patients were seen as being dangerous. It also made the job easier for the few warders assigned to look after the patients. In 1792, the French physician Philippe Pinel was the first to realize that such deprivation of movement & light actually worsened patients' mental conditions.

Woman suffering from acute melancholia; H. Clarke, 1869 « Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists

L0018945 Woman suffering from acute melancholia; H. Clarke, 1869

Woman suffering from acute melancholia; H. Clarke, 1869 « Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists

A patient in the department of the doctor Lemoine at the Salpétrière hospital in Paris (France). Ca. 1900.

A patient in the department of the doctor Lemoine at the Salpétrière hospital in Paris (France). Ca. 1900.

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'Baths- Regulations for the Guidance of the Attendants',  c.1920-40.  Used in a psychiatric hospital in Victoria, Australia. Probably hung in the bathroom. There are 15 regulations for the Attendants to follow when giving the patients their weekly bath. A chart of regulations numbered 1-15 for baths for patients in a mental hospital in Victoria. eg. Rule no.5: Not more than 3 patients are to be bathed in the same water & when practicable not more than one.  Collection: Museum Victoria

'Baths- Regulations for the Guidance of the Attendants', c.1920-40. Used in a psychiatric hospital in Victoria, Australia. Probably hung in the bathroom. There are 15 regulations for the Attendants to follow when giving the patients their weekly bath. A chart of regulations numbered 1-15 for baths for patients in a mental hospital in Victoria. eg. Rule no.5: Not more than 3 patients are to be bathed in the same water & when practicable not more than one. Collection: Museum Victoria

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