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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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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…

Plate image from London news

"Canadian Armed Forces troops arrive at the Kingston penitentiary on April 15, 1971 to help prison officials after inmates took control of the main cell block. The riot ended on April 18 with two inmates dead and 11 injured. " (see Source)

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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.

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An engraving of an English asylum in the 1800s. In the engraving, the asylum and the back of the asylum can be seen.

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.

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

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.
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