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.

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

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.

photographs of patients from Londons Bethlam Royal Hospital also known as 'Bedlam' taken in the 1800s by Henry Hering

Photograph of a patient from London's Bethlam Royal Hospital also known as 'Bedlam' taken in the by Henry Hering

Hydrotherapy first used in the early 1900s, Immersion in a tub of water to make a patient relax when agitated or relieve some ailment. This lasted a few hours to overnight. 1936

31 Haunting Photos From Old Mental Asylums

Hydrotherapy first used in the early Immersion in a tub of water to make a patient relax when agitated or relieve some ailment, lasted a few hours to overnight.

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

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.

3000 BEDLAM SKELETONS ARE BEING MOVED! Nothing seems to stand in the way of progress these days, but ghosts can sometimes slow it down. That may happen in London as the construction of a new Liverpool Street rail station awaits the excavation of an estimated 3,000 skeletons buried between 1569 and about 1738 in the cemetery of the Bethlem Royal Hospital – a psychiatric hospital whose treatment of patients was so horrible, its name is the origin of the word “bedlam.” Will the ghosts of…

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

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.

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

A Victorian Asylum, photographed in 1913    “The asylum had a friends’ society who donated decorations and distributed Christmas cards and oranges to the patients, and the staff had geese for their Christmas meal. There was a special theatrical performance each year at Christmas time to which members of the public were invited.”

believeagain: “ believeagain: “ A Victorian Asylum, photographed in 1913 “The asylum had a friends’ society who donated decorations and distributed Christmas cards and oranges to the patients, and the.

Bedlam asylum.

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,

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