The Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent (Jozef Guislainstraat 43) is hosted in the old buildings of the Psychiatric Hospital created in the midst of the Nineteenth Century by Joseph Guislain and run from then onwards by the Brothers of Charity1. The Museum displays an extraordinary collection of pieces relating the history of the care and treatment of the insane from antiquity until today. The best pieces are those coming from the Guislain Hospital itself (see some example below).
More informations on the Museum's official website (at the moment, only in Dutch).
- Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l# | (August 2009), courtesy of Museum Dr. Guislain.
- Locate the item on this Google Map
- Anthropometrical table
- Bath therapy tools
- Belgian Museum of Radiology's neuroradiology section
- Benjamin Ingels' bas relief
- Brain slicing machine
- Cage bed
- "Joseph Guislain" by J.E.Van Der Plaetsen (1840)
- Guislain's rotation machine
- Old shackles for the mentally ill
- Phrenological head
- Shennong sculptures
- The Six Madmen bas-relief
- Victims of Action T4
- R.Stockman (ed.), Neither Rhyme nor Reason. History of Psychiatry, Dr Guislain Museum, Ghent 1996, pp. 280.