An Age of Insanity nyah shepherd - 5th

mental health problems in Victorian era Britain were so prominent that the "insane" actually became their own social class.
contrary to what you might believe, the mentally ill didn't suffer from violent and unusual treatment from "mad doctors" like they did in the 18th century. after many reforms, doctors focused on finding cures for the insane instead of abusing them.
unfortunately, due to lack of technological advancement and not much knowledge of the human brain, medical professionals never did find a "real" cure for the mentally ill. they did come up with some pretty bizarre "cures" like clean air or the arrangement of suburbs that THEY Actually thought were helping.

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Created with images by stuart mcalpine. - "Stairs" • .thana✌ - "Asylum" • Jon Bunting - "asylum" • Luca Serazzi - "open the door"

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