Our Mental Facilities 1800's project

February 20, 2014

The conditions of mental facilities in the 1800’s.

Filed under: Uncategorized —— Adams, Chloe @ 10:39 am

“confined in this Commonwealth in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens! Chained, beaten with rods, lashed into obedience.” said, Dorothea dix(1) I looked at a lot of pictures and paintings for this time period and I can infer  from seeing these pictures that they were not clean, they were disorganized,and  keep everything in a cluster. They did not sweep, and keep everything in its place including the dust and dirt. Also,they did not repaint or anything of that sort,and because of all that I infer that most people got sick or worse in there sickness, also i think most of them ended up dieing at young ages if they were children.  I also saw a few pictures of what the kitchens looked like and they did not have clean dishes or clean anything in the asylum.  Click on the pictures to see them closer.

  1. Rachel, Greenberg. " Afflicted: 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums “Open” for Exploration." NileGuide Travel Blog. nileguide, 17 july 2010. Web. 20 Feb. 2014.

    Rachel, Greenberg. ” Afflicted: 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums “Open” for Exploration.” NileGuide Travel Blog. nileguide, 17 july 2010. Web. 20 Feb. 2014.

  2. Rachel, Greenberg. " Afflicted: 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums “Open” for Exploration." NileGuide Travel Blog. nileguide, 17 july 2010. Web. 20 Feb. 2014.

    Rachel, Greenberg. ” Afflicted: 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums “Open” for Exploration.” NileGuide Travel Blog. nileguide, 17 july 2010. Web. 20 Feb. 2014.

  3. Rachel, Greenberg. " Afflicted: 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums “Open” for Exploration." NileGuide Travel Blog. nileguide, 17 july 2010. Web. 20 Feb. 2014.

    Rachel, Greenberg. ” Afflicted: 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums “Open” for Exploration.” NileGuide Travel Blog. nileguide, 17 july 2010. Web. 20 Feb. 2014.

  4. Rachel, Greenberg. " Afflicted: 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums “Open” for Exploration." NileGuide Travel Blog. nileguide, 17 july 2010. Web. 20 Feb. 2014.

    Rachel, Greenberg. ” Afflicted: 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums “Open” for Exploration.” NileGuide Travel Blog. nileguide, 17 july 2010. Web. 20 Feb. 2014.

 

 

(1)”26d. Prison and Asylum Reform.” http://www.ushistory.org/us/26d.asp. Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia. Web. 19 Feb 2014.

One Response to “The conditions of mental facilities in the 1800’s.”

  1.   Inloes, Terri  Says:
        

    Proofread your text please!

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