Cage bed

"Apart from goal-oriented therapies, the institutions [in 19th century] still used several means to restrain disturbed patients. One example is this cage bed [in the Museum Dr. Guislain] that was used particularly for the epileptics. The inside of the cage was covered with bands of straw in linen, so that the patient could not hurt himself"1.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (August 2009), courtesy of Museum Dr. Guislain.

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