Waverly Hills Sanitarium, Kentucky -  The Death Tunnel or Body Chute is a 500 foot long tunnel that leads from the hospital to the railroad tracks at the bottom of the hill. Originally, it was built to transport produce to the hospital. However, as the deaths continued to rise, the staff began using the Death Tunnel to transport the bodies of the dead so that the other patients would not see how many corpses were leaving the hospital.

Waverly Hills Sanitarium, Kentucky - The Death Tunnel or Body Chute is a 500 foot long tunnel that leads from the hospital to the railroad tracks at the bottom of the hill.

In the 1880's, Nellie Bly battled against the horrific treatment of mental asylum patients by feigning mental illness and going undercover for 10 days in a mental asylum, so that she could report on the appalling conditions therein. In doing so, she created a social movement for reform.

Nellie Bly (May 1864 – January was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. She was a ground-breaking reporter known for a record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg

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Asylum patients, what a violation of their privacy to have this photo taken.

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Many doctors thought cold water treatment was superior to warm and believed treatments should be administered in the morning just as the patient arose. Plunge baths and other cold water hydrotherapy were believed to be invigorating for patients, though o

Charles Lord – A Mental Ward Exposed : Philadelphia State Hospital : Byberry

Charles Lord – A Mental Ward Exposed : Philadelphia State Hospital : Byberry. So sucky that complex stands where Byberry once was. Never got the chance to check it out :(

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View One of the series of lunatic asylum by Yuan Dong Ping on artnet. Browse upcoming and past auction lots by Yuan Dong Ping.

.The Mississippi State Insane Asylum at Whitfield, Mississippi, had remained large in my consciousness while growing up. Ever once in a while I would overhear someone saying, "They took him to Whitfield". Needless to say, you seldom heard about them coming back. No doubt the name is changed today to something like "The Mental Hygiene Center" or whatnot.

The Mississippi State Insane Asylum at Whitfield, Mississippi, had remained large in my consciousness while growing seldom heard about them coming back.

Patients in a mental hospital

They were made by George Georgiou who worked in Kosovo and Serbia between 1999 and Scary photos. They were made by George Georgiou who worked in Kosovo and Serbia betwee

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