The Utica Crib for uncooperative patients at insane asylums, and later, at (somewhat) more legitimate “institutions”. I dunno. Are nylon restraints around the body tying you to a bed really that more human?
Water massages as a treatment for hysteria (c. 1860). Women considered to be suffering from hysteria would sometimes undergo "pelvic massage" – manual stimulation of the genitals by the doctor until the patient experienced "hysterical paroxysm" (orgasm).
1885 “The Wild Australian Children” two people born with microcephaly, this condition makes a persons features appear primitive and behave in a childlike manor. Acts with these characteristics were referred to as “pinheads”