This man was called Boxer. He was literally chained to his bed at a mental asylum at Cerne Voda. The asylum was a repurposed military hospital. If he wasn’t chained, he would flee causing panic among other asylum patients.
Harrowing pictures of the mentally ill housed in Victorian asylum. Photographs were taken at West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum by chief neurologist Sir James Crichton-Browne While some pictures may appear barbaric to modern eyes, they asylum actually led the way in ethical treatment Each picture is accompanied by detailed medical notes and diagnoses including ‘imbecility,’ and ‘simple mania,’