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History of Psychology: Asylums for the Wealthy


Money may not buy you love. But in the 19th century, if you were well off, it could snag you a “home-away-from-home” private hospital. These rich-only places were a far cry from the overcrowded and filthy public asylums of the day, according to this article in March’s issue of Monitor on Psychology.

The terrible conditions of public asylums that prompted physicians to open their homes to wealthy psychiatric patients. Rich patients could expect tranquil, scenic environments and — for that time ­– state-of-the-art treatments. Boris Sidis was one of the physicians who established a private hospital.

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History of Psychology: Asylums for the Wealthy

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  1. We have a new asylum for the wealthy. It’s called psychoanalysis. :)

    Nice piece, Margarita.

 

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