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This is a portrait of James Wilkinson also known as "Daft Jamie." Wilkinson was a victim of Burke and Hare. He was "burked" in Hare's boarding house, and then Burke and Hare sold Wilkinson's body to Dr. Knox for his dissections.

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This is a 36-page report written by the head physician at an insane asylum in Belfast. The report includes a lists of governors and officers as well as the dietary, statistical, and financial data of the hospital.

Plate image from London news

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Phrenological chart of Gall, Eustache, and Chauffron. Gall was a German anatomist and physiologist who created phrenology. According to the Wellcome Library, Eustache was a "a slave from the Dominican republic who came to be awarded a 'prize for…

This is a photo of Mary Reynolds who is one of the first cases documents of multiple personality disorder. It is said that she experienced trauma as a child when she suffered religious persecution.

The suicidal mother murdered her child in order to be executed. She did so in order to avoid the stigma of committing suicide.

A painting by Tony Robert-Fleury of Philippe Pinel reforming mental health facilities in the 1700s. Pinel instructs people to remove chains from patients in a Paris asylum.
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