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Reasons to be admitted to an asylum in the late 1800s

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posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 03:10 AM
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a reply to: FlySolo

Could all be treated by Ritalin, Dexamphetamines, Prozac, and Viagra nowadays.... at great profit$ too

I hope we wont look back on such 'ailments' as ADHD etc with such jocularity.

My how we progress.....




posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:07 AM
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Going by this list, I'd be sent in several times a year.

Over study of religion? Bring that one back



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:30 AM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: FlySolo


HAHA! Masturbation for 30 years!


Whoever put that list together all those years ago must have been a complete wanker




posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

it was floating around the internet to I plugged it into images.google.com to verify the story



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 09:23 AM
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a reply to: FlySolo
There is still the question of who compiled the list in the first place.
I would take it to be one of our contemporaries, going through the old records and extracting information in a selective way.



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Here's an article from the daily mail with a more in depth look at it. Discusses some of the 'stranger' reasons so women's husbands can ship them off to an asylum.


A theme quickly emerges in the list, which was published on Usvsth3m.com, showing how women in particular were at the mercy of their husbands and families.
'Marriage of son', 'desertion by husband' and 'domestic trouble' all stand out as examples of inequality masked by a very different attitude to women's rights between 1864 to 1889, when the list was compiled.
'In 1872 ... if [a woman's] husband had a mistress or if she had inherited money ... he could bring her here,' a guide at the former asylum told the Los Angeles Times.
'He could sign her in and leave her until he decided to come back and get her - or until she died, whichever came first.'


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posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 02:47 PM
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Fighting fire? WTAF???

Lock us all up and throw away the damn key. We are all screwed if this was the standard today.



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 02:55 PM
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a reply to: Jennyfrenzy

Hey!! Let me try that Whiskey you got there ..Mmmmmmm



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo
Right. Tracing back their links, I see this comes from the records of a single West Virginia Lunatic Asylum.
The original image is from "a pamphlet given out to tourists at the site".
That is, presumably, modern tourists.
In other words, this pamphlet has been put together by the local Tourist Board, or whatever body looks after tourists at historical sites in West Virginia.
Which supports my assumption that a modern person has been trawling the records selecting the most titillating entries (which may not be the most balanced summary of the complete archive).


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posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Sometimes a duck is just a duck. No conspiracy here




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