Insane Asylum Research Paper

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The Nightmares Behind Closed Doors Imagine being mentally lost and being sent away because no one wants to care after you. You are put into an insane asylum where you are beaten every day for no real reason. You are always confused and are being put through absolute misery. You are all alone with no one who loves you. All throughout history, mentally ill patients have been beaten, raped, and tortured by the employees who hide behind the walls of insane asylums. Patients who live behind these walls were, and still are, experimented on. These innocent patients had to endure the torture of Hydro Electric Shock Therapy, Insulin Therapy, Lobotomies, and so much more. Throughout history, mental asylums have used inhumane methods and tools to help…show more content…
This involved filling a tub with warm, or cool, water and sitting the patient in the tub for about 2 hours. In most hospitals this was used as a good source to relax and calm patients, but in London hydrotherapy was much worse. Dr. Charles pilgrim took hydrotherapy to the next level. He would change the temperatures to either scalding hot or freezing cold. After he had adjusted the temperature he would help the patient into the tub and then tie down a heavy sheet over the tub so the patient could not escape. The ill patient was not in the tub for two hours; Dr. Pilgrim would force the patients to stay in the tub for several days to weeks. This would cause severe pain to the body and could potentially ruin nerves in the patient's body. This was a harmless treatment turned into torture (The horrors of insane…show more content…
The original way to perform a Lobotomy consisted of cutting a small hole into the patients the skull and then injecting ethanol into the brain also. By doing this, the doctor would destroy the connection from the frontal lobe to other recievers of the brain. With time, doctors began to upgrade the procedure. They thought the original performance was not enough to help the patient. Eventually, Walter Freeman and James Watts invent their own way of performing the procedure. This involved reaching the frontal lobe through the patient’s eye socket, also known as a Transorbital Lobotomy. Freeman and Watts would take an orbitoclast, an ice pick, and jam it through the patient’s eye with a hammer. All of this is done without anesthetic. Freeman and Watts ruined at least 3,500 lives due to the Lobotomy (Lewis, T
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