Creepy History: 5 Insane Asylums And The Horrors That Happened There
The Topeka State Hospital’s legacy is the story of a patient who’d been strapped down so long that his skin…
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
There's tons of abandoned asylums dotted throughout the USA — remnants of a time when mental health was still something misunderstood by medical professionals, and where many of the treatments were truly barbaric. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV was one of those facilities. Construction on the building began in 1858, and continued until 1861 when it was interrupted by the beginning of the Civil War. The building, which was designed in the Kirkbride Plan style, was…
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"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.
The Creepiest Hospital Grounds in Manhattan (Arkham Asylum in NYC?)
From the 20's-30's, First Avenue is better known as Hospital Row. Lined with numerous medical facili...