This man was called Boxer. He was literally chained to his bed at a mental asylum at Cerne Voda. The asylum was a repurposed military hospital. If he wasn’t chained, he would flee causing panic among other asylum patients. | Rare Photos Taken From Old Insane Aslyums Show Their Harsh Conditions (17 Photos)
Harrowing pictures of the mentally ill housed in Victorian asylum
Athens Lunatic Asylum (The Ridges), Ohio: On December 1, 1979, a patient by the name of Margaret Schilling went missing. Despite the efforts of the hospital staff, Margaret was nowhere to be found. It wasn't until 42 days later that her body was discovered locked in a long-abandoned ward once used for patients with infectious illnesses. Tests showed that she died of heart failure, yet she was found completely naked, her clothing neatly folded next to her body. Worse yet, to the horror of…
Worcester State and Rochester New York Insane Asylums
Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Patients | From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. After learning of the Willard suitcases, Jon Crispin sought the museum’s permission to document each case and its contents.