Men sitting in 112 degree heat and humidity, sweating, which is funneled into flasks to analyze and compare. Location: Worchester, MA, US Date taken: August 1949 Photographer: Herbert Gehr LIFE Magazine
Ten terrifying treatments actually administered to patients in old sanitariums featured in "American Horror Story: Asylum", a cable television series. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is featured above.
Sad to think that it was fairly commonplace to commit women to insane asylums just for depression, stress, anxiety or even having opinions contrary to what was socially acceptable at the time. I totally would have been in an insane asylum