When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.
Psychiatric patients at Pilgrim State Hospital, NY were put in a "continuous-flow bath" to calm them down. With their bodies greased, the patients can remain in the baths for hours until they fall asleep. 1938