Geerard de Duivel Castle

Until the early part of the 19th century male lunatics of Ghent were confined in the dungeons of the Geerard de Duivel Castle, in the centre of the city. Then, thanks to the work of Joseph Guislain and the Brothers of Charity things became more human as they took care of the insane of the city in the new Psychiatric hospital1.

  • Photo by Luca Borghiti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l# | (August 2009).

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