Spoons for hysterical women

These 19th century spoons can be seen in the Scuola Grande di San Marco and Ospedale Civile SS. Giovanni e Paolo’s historical collection in Venice. They were used to constrain hysterical women to eat as "they often refuse food, pressing their lips together at the spoon’s approach"1.

  • Photo by Ludovica Perri ti.supmaClA|irrep.acivodul#| (May 2014)

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