Elizabeth Packard

Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard was one of the women whose first hand account we read this week. Her description of her treatment by her husband and experience in the asylum was one that stuck out to me the most. I found it shocking the level of indifference and anger her husband had towards her –… Continue reading Elizabeth Packard

Women in 19th Century Asylums

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/haunting-portraits-disturbed-female-patients-12198741 I found some vintage images of women in 19th century asylums that demonstrate what Hysterical and Anorexic patients looked like back then. Since we are learning about women in asylums this week, I thought that some cool visuals would be an interesting contribution.