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Inside an abandoned leper colony: Other images bring home the horror of what used to happen at the institution

Inside an abandoned leper colony: Other images bring home the horror of what used to happen at the institution

Empty room in the leprosy hospital  http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-abandoned-leprosy-hospital-chios#

Empty room in the leprosy hospital http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-abandoned-leprosy-hospital-chios#

This collection of disturbing images has been compiled by American author Eric Vernor for a new book haunted Asylums which casts fresh light on the horrors that went on in the name of medicine. From the UK to the U.S., these once-grand, but often mysterious institutions still contain much from the past, shedding new light on some of the dark goings-on inside.

This collection of disturbing images has been compiled by American author Eric Vernor for a new book haunted Asylums which casts fresh light on the horrors that went on in the name of medicine. From the UK to the U.S., these once-grand, but often mysterious institutions still contain much from the past, shedding new light on some of the dark goings-on inside.

In the early 1920’s, Doctor Manfred Sakel pioneered the idea of therapy through induced coma. Schizophrenic and other mental patients were injected with high doses of insuline in order to put them in a coma, which Sakel believed they emerged from cured.

10 Terrifying Psychotherapy Treatments Of Yesteryear

In the early 1920’s, Doctor Manfred Sakel pioneered the idea of therapy through induced coma. Schizophrenic and other mental patients were injected with high doses of insuline in order to put them in a coma, which Sakel believed they emerged from cured.

Antesala de un Desnudo. Paz Errázuriz. [En una institución psiquiátrica]

Antesala de un Desnudo. Paz Errázuriz. [En una institución psiquiátrica]

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