Sent to the asylum: The Victorian women locked up because they were suffering from stress, post natal depression and anxiety
Women in the mid-19th century suffering from common mental health conditions were condemned to the asylum to live in appalling conditions.
Huey Long improved healthcare in Louisiana by expanding the Charity Hospital System, creating the Louisiana State University Medical School, reforming institutions to care for the disabled and mentally challenged, and providing free health clinics and immunizations statewide.
Ada Ward – 56 Years Asylum
Ada Ward admitted West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum 1911, age 19 occupation spinner Facts observed by H. Kershaw : On interviewing her she was abusive and would not answer questions and ordered me out of the house and then suddenly burst into a fit of laughter. She would not allow anyone to approach her and when not talking was muttering incoherently to herself. Ada was to spend 56 years at the Hospital, she died in 1967 age 75
Retro Creeps 2: More Scary Portraits from the Past
With the success of Javier’s first round of “Retro Creeps” it wasn’t much of a stretch for my memory when I happen to come across a very macabre old ...
Discovering Lost Photos of a Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital
A friend and drinking-partner of Mark E Smith's, Don took photos of patients and Prestwich locals for years. But it's only now that they've been seen.
Psychiatric Patients (Hospital Vilardebó, 1907-1909)
Since I am using lots of old psychiatric patients pictures for my final university project, I thought it would be nice to share them with you =) I did an entry some weeks ago, and since lots of people liked the post, it doesnt hurt to post some others. And as I said in the last post, I…
Harrowing portraits from Victorian lunatic asylum
These haunting portraits captured by Dr Hugh Welch Diamond between 1848 and 1858 give an insight into the lives of the women forced to live out their years at Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum.