The Salem Witchcraft Trials, 1692
The mentally ill in the middle ages were considered possessed by evil spirits. In 1692 in Salem, Masachusetts, nineteen women were hanged as witches. Chief witnesses against these unfortunates were a few teenagers.
Early treatment "of the Mad". Charles Bell, 1774
sketch of Ward in Bethlehem Hospital circa. 1745.
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