Built in 1874 and originally intended for tending to tuberculosis patients athens lunatic asylum housed patients far over its capacity for most of its functioning years this overcrowding caused the care for each patient to decrease until the hospital began abusing its patients.
Span classnews_dt07082017spannbsp018332harrowing photos from the 19th century also poor victorian children on this channel.
When patients were committed to the willard asylum for the insane in upstate new york they arrived with a suitcase packed with all of the possessions they thought they needed for their time inside.
Mrs ethel 20756 a patient at willard insane asylum for 43 years take ethel above for instance her 1930 case notes indicate that shes basically being held at willard for being a sarcastic lesbian.
Photographic portraits taken by dr hugh welch diamond of patients from surrey county asylum in england where he worked as a psychiatrist.
Im almost ashamed about how much thought i put into this almost but once i started putting the pieces together i couldnt stop the peanuts gang are all patients in a 1950s insane asylum.