You can often judge a society by how it treats it’s least fortunate members. In particular, the disabled and the mentally ill. Throughout history, people with mental illness have been shuttered away in massive insane asylums, where the treatment they received was often more horrible and insane than the symptoms the patients were being treated for. Hear the history of London’s infamous Bedlam Hospital, the history of America’s Danvers State Hospital and more stories of the monstrous ways the mentally ill have been treated through history.

 

Notes:

10 Unsettling Mysteries From Asylums And Institutions

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/cemetery-danvers-hospital-criminally-insane

5 Insane Asylums and the Horrors That Happened There

https://www.danversstateinsaneasylum.com

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/techniques/bethlemroyalhospital

Bedlam: The Horrors of London’s Most Notorious Insane Asylum

 

Music:

Kai Engel, Silence, Seeker

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Coldnoise, Remember, Tale for Mind, Chance to Change, Fragments, Your Wonderland

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

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