Century: The Witches Chair, a torture device intending to cause death by blood loss. This was used to extract a confession, if the person accused didn't die in the chair they would then be put to death after confessing. A lose, lose situation.
Suffering from mental illness? Maybe you need a physical fever. In Viennese psychiatrist Dr. Julius von Wagner-Jauregg won a Nobel Prize for discovering fever therapy when he "cured" a patient with late-stage syphilis.
30 Terroríficas fotos de psiquiátricos y asilos del pasado
Photograph of inmates, taken from London's Colney Hatch asylum records On Jan. 51 people lost their lives when the building caught fire. There's some discussion one may have been the infamous Jack the Ripper.
oldmissbunny: “ghostintheashes: “ This chair was used to control violent patients at the New York State asylum in the early century. An unruly patient’s arms were strapped into the wooded wells, feet secured to the floor, and a belt tied around.
Fotos espeluznantes de antiguos asilos psiquiatricos