The West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Um, so this is where the band got their idea from….

Read on.

The 1868 report of the Medical Superintendent describes how the asylum is well ordered and gives proper attention and kindness to “lunatics”. It describes how false ideas and negative attitudes about insanity have led to cruel treatment in the past. Corporal punishment and straight jackets are never used and books, games and concerts were found to be an essential part of treatment.

Works for me! 😀


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