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A complete door from a padded cell, dating from 1910. It came from Kent County Lunatic Asylum, founded in 1833, at Oakwood Hospital. The cell was used to keep patients in seclusion who were at risk of harming themselves or others.

The use of padded cells and straitjackets declined following the introduction of psychotropic drugs in the 1960s. However, those in Oakwood remained in place until the hospital’s closure in 1994, as it was cheaper than removing them.

Speaking of loonies, Carl wins the dick with Silvio Berlusconi. And he won it the old fashioned way – he picked Berlusconi two months ago. Y’all know what that means!

June 13, 2023 — 7:32 pm
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