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SCMtnGuy

I see both "masturbation for 30 years" and "suppressed masturbation" on the list, so, apparently the only way to stay out of a Victorian era insane asylum would be to masturbate just the right amount.


o_O-JBL

Life’s a careful balance.


TheWesternDevil

Everything in moderation.


Kwispiy

*only on tuesdays*


InternationalCloud63

You forgot deranged masturbation!


gameplayerperson

Also forgot “tobacco and masturbation”… I mean technically the other masturbations make sense, but what I want to know is how does one tobacco masturbate???


m4m249saw

Smoking a cigarette while masterbating, I would guess


masdoc

Also just the right amount of sexual abuse


silvershokk

Dont forget about *deranged masturbation* its on the list there lol


butt_cheeks69

It's the jerk life balance if you will.


incessantscreeching

Ah yes, the female disease


jasenzero1

Not to be confused with Women Trouble.


incessantscreeching

I hate it when I confuse those two….


nebbyolo

Imaginary female trouble


crudentia

Essentially, if you’re a women you’re in trouble.


[deleted]

There's like twenty on that list, and I'm still not sure what "Gathering in the Head" means


Buddyslime

I also wondered what the hell that meant. I guess I'm gathering in my head right now!


jpcarroll44

unwarranted speculations is another way to put it. for being called out you get called out yourself.


j1mmyB3000

Politics 🤣. They were on to something and quit too soon.


FL-vagabond

Political excitement also something they need to re-open


Sidoplanka

You are not interpretating it correct: the patients went insane and these are the claimed reasons behind their insanity, and not the claimes that you were insane for reading novels for example.


Formal_Performer7591

I was going to ask OP what the source was, but this makes more sense. It makes way more sense that someone was admitted for “fever and loss of law suit” than for that to be on some sort of check the box form. Like it was SO common for someone to have both a fever and a recent law suit that they lost that they had to include it on a standard intake form.


InDebtBigTime

You beat me to it. These are claims of people who are mentally ill (or claims of relatives , etc).


Croocked02

Sounds more logical. Still I don’t understand what the use for such a document would be, there are no names, no dates of admission, so no real way to use the data. No idea why anyone would write this in this way


goopygilbert

Women trouble Makes sense


moooeymoo

Novel reading!?


Far_Reward4827

Lock me up!!!


bremergorst

Heathen!! *quietly removing Kindle app* Blasphemer!!


9396063005828173048

Bad whiskey, imaginary women troubles and a case of dropsy… lock me up


The-Ner

Salvation Army must have had quite the effect on people back in the day.


florcharlotte

“seduction & disappointment” hits too close to home


Ekkzzo

Reads like a weirdly specific cocktail card


Beliadin

What the hell is "excitement as officer"?


nebbyolo

Getting horny on company time?


bugsyramone

Wait...why are Tobacco and Masturbation listed together...am I supposed to be masturbating with my cigarettes? Have I been smoking wrong my whole life?


Narrow-Magazine-7724

Don't you light up when you're done?😉


o_O-JBL

‘Imaginary Female Trouble’ lmao


Narrow-Magazine-7724

Convenient ways for men to get rid of their wives.


chmath80

Indeed. My grandmother's younger sister was committed to an asylum by her husband in the 1930s. There wasn't really anything wrong with her, but she may have been upset that he was having an affair, and he just wanted her out of the way. She spent about 60 years there, until she died, aged about 90, less than 30 years ago.


Narrow-Magazine-7724

I'm very sorry to hear that. It's surprising she lived that long considering what she must have gone through. A sad waste of life.


DMTrance87

"That's why they call me - BAD COMPANY I can't deny"


X-Force-32

I just listened to that song today and it’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw it.


Boris-Lip

Reddit would top the list if it would exist in 1800s


Luddites_Unite

Masterbation makes an awful lot of appearances on that list. I'm curious what Deranged Masterbation is


Umbilical_hole

My best guess is running around screaming with your dick in your hand.


InDebtBigTime

These are claims made mostly by the actual mentally ill patients (Or by families if they are completely off the rails), not what was medically determined.


popstationwatch

Hard study. Wat?


nicoc9

Suppressed Masturbation… whut?


its_Is

They must have included Donkey Brained later.


BreadyBuckaroo

‘Female disease’ excuse me tf


psychosnake37

This is like a Walmart bingo card


Proper_Access_6321

Ha! Up yours fool. I’ve only been Masturbating for 29 years.


comicshopgrl

Uterine Derangement would be a great band name.


Umbilical_hole

If I had been born in this era, I would have been committed for any or likely all, of the following: laziness, novel reading, periodical fits, tobacco and masturbation, bad company, deranged masturbation, domestic trouble, fever and jealousy, gathering in the head, seduction and disappointment. Especially seduction and disappointment.


bremergorst

Boss, I got the dropsy again


Throwaway7219017

Tobacco and Masturbation? Don't kink shame me, bro!


BoatTuggingJesus

See ya, guys, I'm off to fight a fire that's been eyeing up my wife.


nebbyolo

Are you a boat that tugs Jesus, or a Jesus that tugs boats?


BoatTuggingJesus

I'm a boat😁


Either-Carrot5567

Seduction and disappointment. Man, just take me away now


RayDocks

Asthma? Really glad I wasn't in the 1800s


NiteTiger

>Vicious Vices Uh oh


morels4ever

So relevant to today’s world.


good_karma1122

Religious Enthusiasm???


Suave_Jelepeno

Imagine being shot and then admitted to an insane asylum for being shot....were people just really dumb back then?


InDebtBigTime

No these were the reasons given by the patients mostly (Or possible witnesses) as to what is troubling them, not medical reasons from doctors.


Suave_Jelepeno

That makes a lot more sense.


mjcostel27

Well, at least they had Brain Fever covered.


BoardOld8124

ELI5 why the fuck Salvation Army is on the list! Do they put you there? No explanation necessary? Doctor: "What seems to be the problem with this patient?" Nurse: The Salvation Army dropped him off. He seems fine." Doctor: Good enough for me! take him to hydro therapy! "


tommybrazil79

Christ, I'd never get out of the place. Vicious vices alone would take a few decades


SilverSk8er

“Exposure to quackery” is my favorite one.


ass_brother

Women are just fucked by default


Risin_bison

Masturbation for 30 years? They must have had the greatest porn collection in the history of humankind.


MsCamillaMcCauley

Over action of the mind, dissipation of the nerves. Checking myself in tonight!


HootieHoo4you

This is from the Weston Insane Asylum.


OnlyDefinition2620

Now that's a list


fishsauce453

Where is the entry for “read poorly alphabetized list”?


scplant1

It’s called Self Abuse


-Prototype-XIII

That's crazy.


neo_dia

The list is just crazy. 😧


ManyWrongdoer9365

I think the majority of the population would be locked up going by this list ,not me of course because I live like Ned Flanders ;)))


chmath80

Sounds like you might be suffering from religious enthusiasm.


poursmoregravy

There aren't enough mental health institutions in the world to fit us all.


SoFastMuchFurious

Housemaid's knee, dandy fever, climatic bubo, the grip


jpcarroll44

sex and violence


Unhappy-Apple4046

“Parents were cousins”


Confused_Confurzius

Tobacco & masturbation. I don’t know what thats about but im in!


DewGobler

Lmao bad whiskey and novel reading


1guyinseattle

I’m down for a lil “opium habit”, if I say so myself…


BrickFlock

>Over Study of Religion JBP? Is that you?


happy_dingbat

"Parents were cousins"


Aggravating_Buy3648

Mental excitement lol


Broski-14

Good times.


uno_novaterra

Woof on this repost. This comes up every other month