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Canvas straitjacket for adults, London, England, 1930-1960. This straitjacket restrained adult patients in psychiatric hospitals during the 1930s through to the 1960s. It is made of heavy canvas. It has four ties on the main body and excessively long arms. These wrap around and tie behind the back. Such garments restricted the movements of patients considered violent or unruly. Their use was phased out when anti-psychotic drugs and more ‘humane’ methods of management were introduced.

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This straitjacket restrained adult patients in psychiatric hospitals during the 1930s through to the 1960s. It is made of heavy canvas. It has four ties on the main body and excessively long arms. These wrap around and tie behind the back. Such garments restricted the movements of patients considered violent or unruly. Their use was phased out when anti-psychotic drugs and more ‘humane’ methods of management were introduced.

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" Something so benign for me construed as cruelty ,Such a difference between who I am and who you see , Conclusions you come to of me routinely incorrect , I don’t know who you’re talking to with such fucking disrespect,This shit’s making me crazy, The way you nullify what’s in my head, You say one thing do another ,And argue that’s not what you did,Your way’s making me mental, How you filter as skewed interpret, I swear you won’t be happy til I am bound in a straight jacket " Alanis

Transiently Enlightening

Artaud spent almost five years of his younger life in sanitariums and asylums and ended up dying in a physiatric ward of intestinal cancer.

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