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" Something so benign for me construed as cruelty ,Such a difference between who I am and who you see , Conclusions you come to of me routinely incorrect , I don’t know who you’re talking to with such fucking disrespect,This shit’s making me crazy, The way you nullify what’s in my head, You say one thing do another ,And argue that’s not what you did,Your way’s making me mental, How you filter as skewed interpret, I swear you won’t be happy til I am bound in a straight jacket " Alanis

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This straitjacket restrained adult patients in psychiatric hospitals during the 1930s through to the 1960s. It is made of heavy canvas. It has four ties on the main body and excessively long arms. These wrap around and tie behind the back. Such garments restricted the movements of patients considered violent or unruly. Their use was phased out when anti-psychotic drugs and more ‘humane’ methods of management were introduced.

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Orthopedic practices to correct body deformities influenced the leather straps and buckles in this fashion collection

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Canvas straitjacket for adults, London, England, 1930-1960. This straitjacket restrained adult patients in psychiatric hospitals during the 1930s through to the 1960s. It is made of heavy canvas. It has four ties on the main body and excessively long arms. These wrap around and tie behind the back. Such garments restricted the movements of patients considered violent or unruly. Their use was phased out when anti-psychotic drugs and more ‘humane’ methods of management were introduced.

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Nina Donis '12 I think the idea of corsets and restraints are quite interesting. Are the two inescapable when together?

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