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

The troubled history of the world’s oldest insane asylum is so sinister that its very name is synonymous with mayhem.

No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America / Ron Powers. Follow this link to get your name on the holds list for our copy!

No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America: Ron Powers

Haunting photographs show some of the women who attended the infamous Bethlem Royal Hospital in Bromley, south east London, where patients were 'treated' by being spun round in a chair.

Haunting portraits show women at infamous Bedlam Hospital

Haunting photographs show some of the women who attended the infamous Bethlem Royal Hospital in Bromley, south east London, where patients were & by being spun round in a chair.

To make way for a new train station, about 3,000 skeletons are bring removed from the cemetery of the notorious Bedlam Asylum in London.

60 archaeologists have started excavating around skeletons from the Bedlam burial ground (Plague site) near Liverpool Street Station in London

My sister and bro in law went here this weekend its supposedly haunted I wanna go

And this still continues with maximum occupancy and being understaffed. I doubt people actually get help when they're sent to an asylum.

Not sterile: Surgical instruments seem to have been left out ready for use at the old Brecon and Radnor Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum in mid Wales

Britain's long-lost lunatic asylums revealed in new book

Surgical instruments left out ready for use at the old Brecon and Radnor Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum in mid Wales.

Detail from an 1814 etching of Bethlem Royal Hospital in London, commonly known as Bedlam

'Bedlam' exhibition traces the meandering history of mental health

Royal Bethlem Hospital gallery celebrates the roots of 'one of the most important intellectual disciplines within medicine'

Transiently Enlightening

Transiently Enlightening

“The mentally ill frighten and embarrass us. And so we marginalize the people who most need our acceptance. What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.

To raise hospital income, London's Bedlam Asylum allowed, for a penny, public and casual visitors to stare at caged patients

To raise hospital income, London's Bedlam Asylum allowed, for a penny, public and casual visitors to stare at caged patients

Anne Boleyn's only brother, George, Viscount Rochford, was appointed Governor of Bethlehem Hospital (aka: "Bedlam"), Southwark, London. Hence the word "Bedlam" meaning pure chaos and pandemonium. Bedlam was the first mental asylum in England.

Bethlehem Hospital (Bedlam), Southwark, London Now The Imperial War Museum - date and photographer not known

Ale Asylum Bedlam Belgian IPA Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Ale Asylum Bedlam Belgian IPA Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Taking over the asylum: art made at Bedlam and beyond – in pictures

Taking over the asylum: art made at Bedlam and beyond – in pictures

William Green, acute mania patient at Bethlem Mental Hospital

Henry Hering - Century Bethlem Royal Hospital William Green, a Grenadier Guard, was admitted to Bethlem aged 33 in March 1857 suffering from ‘paroxysmal and intermittent mania’. Picture: © Bethlem Art and History Collections Trust

To raise funds Bedlam Asylum allowed, for a penny, public could stare at caged patients

To raise funds Bedlam Asylum allowed, for a penny, public could stare at caged patients

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