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In the violent ward hallway at the Southern end of the building, the doors were outfitted with spinning platforms that could be used to provide food to patients without opening the door. Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, GA

CENTRAL STATE- In the violent ward hallway at the Southern end of the building, the doors were outfitted with spinning platforms that could be used to provide food to patients without opening the door.

The Pear of Anguish - brutal instrument used to torture women who performed abortions, liars, blasphemers & homosexuals. The pear-shaped instrument was inserted into one of the victim's orifices: vagina for women, anus for homosexuals & mouth for liars & blasphemers. It consisted of 4 leaves that slowly separated as the torturer turned the screw at the top. The device would tear the skin at the very least or expand to mutilate the victim’s orifice. It could dislocated or break the jawbones.

10 Most Frightening Torture Techniques from the Middle Ages

Torture Device The pear torture of anus vagina and mouse

Colney Hatch asylum was a psychiatric hospital in Colney Hatch in what is now the London Borough of Barnet. The hospital was built as the Second Middlesex County Asylum and was in operation from 1851 to 1993.

Colney Hatch asylum was a psychiatric hospital in Colney Hatch in what is now the London Borough of Barnet. The hospital was built as the Second Middlesex County Asylum and was in operation from 1851 to

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Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire in the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum in London, 1930 ~ now this presents as one crazy weird photo at first glance.

Lobotomy diagram. Thousands of these operations were performed to "cure" depression, agitation, hyperactivity, anger issues, and many other conditions before finally losing favor in the medical community.

10 Old Medical Practices Worse Than the Disease - In the lobotomies were a popular cure for mental illness — surgeons drilled a hole in the skull to get access to the brain and remove a part of it.

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