The Zombie Ward: The chilling story of how 'depressed' women were put to sleep for months in an NHS hospital room - leaving mental scars that remain 40 years on Women with postnatal depression and anorexia passed through Royal Waterloo's infamous Ward 5 They were drugged and subjected to horrendous levels of ECT Unluckiest were taken to the 'Narcosis Room' and put to sleep for weeks
Men sitting in 112 degree heat and humidity, sweating, which is funneled into flasks to analyze and compare. Location: Worchester, MA, US Date taken: August 1949 Photographer: Herbert Gehr LIFE Magazine
A form of treatment used up until the mid was to put female asylum patients in baths, zip them in from the outside so they are unable to get out, and leave them in these baths for several hours, usually in a dark room. This was considered therapy.