É fato conhecido que ao longo da história da medicina se viu de tudo. Hoje em dia ter um resfriado, gripe ou enxaqueca é motivo de preocupação e sinônimo de dor. No entanto, nosso medo à doença é coisa de criança, pois nenhum de nós teve a desgraç...
Francamente acreditadas como uma tentativa de comunicação daqueles que se foram, as fotografias de espírito tomaram seu lugar popular nos séculos XIX e XX levando consolo aos que perdiam seus entes queridos e riqueza aos seus fraudadores.
Sent to the asylum: The Victorian women locked up because they were suffering from stress, post natal depression and anxiety
"Eliza Josolyne, 23, was admitted to Bethlem in February 1857, with the cause of her apparent insanity recorded as ‘overwork’. She looks distraught and her face bears marks of injury. Eliza had been the only servant in a 20-room house and was unable to keep up with the work over the hard winter months when every room would have required a fire burning in its grate and lamps to be lit early." I feel so bad for her..back then if women were just burnt out,they were often locked away.
Auditory hallucination, from 'Iconographie de la Salpetriere' by Desire Magloire Bourneville (1840-1909) Paul Regnard (1850-1927) 1878 (b/w photo), Londe, Albert (fl.1878-89) / Bibliotheque de la Faculte de Medecine, Paris, France
Water massages as a treatment for hysteria (c. 1860). Women considered to be suffering from hysteria would sometimes undergo "pelvic massage" – manual stimulation of the genitals by the doctor until the patient experienced "hysterical paroxysm" (orgasm).