Public Asylums

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  • Parents would send their children to public asylums because that is what was thought to be the proper treatment.
  • Your father and I  are sending you away to a public asylum. It is for the best.
  • But why?
  • Parents didn't want to do this to their children but did it thinking public asylums were best they coould do for their insane child.
  • This is nice clean place where the mentally ill stay and you will be treated well for there.
  • We will truly miss you
  • Are you sure, because it doesn't sound like a nice place to be. 
  • Public Asylums were terrible places and it was not clean and sanitary. 
  • I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE YOU AND MOM I WANT TO GO HOME!
  • Don't worry son this looks like a great place and you will be well taken care of...
  • Only the people within the public asylum knew what was going on inside. Dorothy Dix couldn't believe her eyes
  • These Are the Terrible Things that were happening Behind the close Doors
  • We will Now Experiment on you to see how we can help you calm down
  • LET ME GOOOO!
  • One of the most common practices of torture was electroshock therapy.
  • Look at these terribl things being done to the mentally ill
  • Now we will give you electroshock therapy whether you like it or not 
  • AHHHHH!!!
  • I cannot believe what they do to those suffering from a mental illness treating them as if they are insane. 
  • Dorothy Dix went on to  become a social reformer and helped shutting down public asylums and helped make better hospitals. 
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