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These 31 Disturbing Asylum Photos From The Past Will Give You The Chills

Here are some more interesting old pictures from history. But this time, we have a different collection of rare historical photos - a creepy, haunting kind of different.

What you’re going to see below are disturbing asylum pictures in days past that will sure haunt your dreams.

1. Serbian Psychiatric Hospital. Photo taken between 1999 and 2002.

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2. Female patients receiving Radium Therapy in the early 20th century.

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3. A chair used to restrain hysterical patients.

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4. An asylum patient restrained by warders, Yorkshire, 1869, Henry Clarke.

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5. A patient undergoing lateral cerebral diathermy treatment in the early 1920's. Diathermia used a galvanized current to jolt psychosis sufferers. Doctors eventually deemed it unsafe and unreliable.

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6. Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA insane asylum, 1870's.

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7. A chronic schizophrenic patient stands in a catatonic position for hours.

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8. The Pilgram Psychiatric Center in Long Island, New York, USA is capable of housing as many as 14,000 patients at a time. This self-sufficient mental asylum used extremely aggressive methods to "cure the insane". Lobotomies and electric shock therapy were used. The doctors at this asylum started administering extra doses of insulin and metrozol to patients so they go into a violent coma. They just want to be rid of them.

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9. Basement dining.

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10. The reasons

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11. Pilgrim State Hospital Brentwood New York, USA 1940s.

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12. Lobotomy tools.

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13. Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry, 1945

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14. Mechanical slapping massage device at BC sanitarium.

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15. Norwich State Hospital, Connecticut, USA.

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16. A mother who has tuberculosis, and is on strict bed rest, was allowed to leave her room at the sanatorium for a Sunday walk with her family.... but she was not to allowed leave her bed.

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17. Drawing by a paranoid schizophrenic patient.
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18. A picture taken in Cuenca, Spain, 1961 Insane asylum.

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19. Sections of human brain encased in wax. West Park Mental Hospital Mortuary.

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20. Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Foundling Hospital, playroom." Tots at the Washington Asylum for 'Foundlings'.

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21. Self-harm in 1964.

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22. Sunland Asylum, Dr. Freeman, the quack who invented lobotomies. His procedure turned most 'problem' patients into walking zombies.

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23. An x-ray of needles driven into the arm by a self-harming patient.

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24. An abandoned asylum in Limbiate, Italy.

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25. In the late 19th century it was believed that masturbation caused insanity so devices such as this were designed to prevent the wearer from doing the act. They were often used in mental institutions.

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26. An insanity mask from the 17th century.

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27. Hydrotherapy first used in the early 1900s. Immersion in a tub of water to make a patient relax when agitated or to relieve some ailment. This lasts a few hours to overnight. 1936.

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28. Sometime in the 1800's.

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29. Patients in steam cabinets in 1910.

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30. Patient in restraint chair at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield, Yorkshire ca. 1869.

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31. Room NO.5

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