The sinister history of the world’s oldest psychiatric hospital is so dark that its very name is synonymous with mayhem. Step inside London's Bethlem Royal Hospital—nicknamed Bedlam—an insane asylum haunted by the traumas of the past.
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Ch 27 In St. Mary of Bethlehem, an asylum popularly known as Bedlam, opened to receive mental patients in England. The institution itself was founded in 1247 as a priory. The famous painting of Bedlam is by William Hogarth,