Victorian treatment for mental patients. Often women were diagnosed as hysterical (anything from depression to anxiety) & placed in these cages. Any patient who was just upset in general were locked in these cages. Like farm factory animals, there was no room to bend the legs, sit up or move. Cruel treatment….If you weren’t insane when they put you into this contraption, you soon would be.
"Bedlam 1946: Most U.S. Mental Hospitals are a Shame and a Disgrace" by Albert Q. Maisel in LIFE Magazine via Google Books (full text) This is important to know about the history of the treatment of mental illness.
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