Horrors and Abuses of the Old Madhouses

  • PAPERS ON MADNESS
  • Published 2017 in The Hospital
There is nothing nowadays repellent or forbidding about the external aspect or the internal arrangementof a lunatic asylum. In the latter half of the last century, philanthropy was very active, and the managers of lunatic asylums vied with one another in improving the treatment of the mad. No rational medical treatment was then knownvery little is known now… (More)