By - Assorted_Education_
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.
Life’s a careful balance.
Everything in moderation.
*only on tuesdays*
You forgot deranged masturbation!
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???
Smoking a cigarette while masterbating, I would guess
Also just the right amount of sexual abuse
Dont forget about *deranged masturbation* its on the list there lol
It's the jerk life balance if you will.
Ah yes, the female disease
Not to be confused with Women Trouble.
I hate it when I confuse those two….
Imaginary female trouble
Essentially, if you’re a women you’re in trouble.
There's like twenty on that list, and I'm still not sure what "Gathering in the Head" means
I also wondered what the hell that meant. I guess I'm gathering in my head right now!
unwarranted speculations is another way to put it. for being called out you get called out yourself.
Politics 🤣. They were on to something and quit too soon.
Political excitement also something they need to re-open
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.
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.
You beat me to it. These are claims of people who are mentally ill (or claims of relatives , etc).
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
Lock me up!!!
*quietly removing Kindle app*
Bad whiskey, imaginary women troubles and a case of dropsy… lock me up
Salvation Army must have had quite the effect on people back in the day.
“seduction & disappointment” hits too close to home
Reads like a weirdly specific cocktail card
What the hell is "excitement as officer"?
Getting horny on company time?
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?
Don't you light up when you're done?😉
‘Imaginary Female Trouble’ lmao
Convenient ways for men to get rid of their wives.
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.
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.
"That's why they call me -
I can't deny"
I just listened to that song today and it’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw it.
Reddit would top the list if it would exist in 1800s
Masterbation makes an awful lot of appearances on that list. I'm curious what Deranged Masterbation is
My best guess is running around screaming with your dick in your hand.
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.
Hard study. Wat?
Suppressed Masturbation… whut?
They must have included Donkey Brained later.
‘Female disease’ excuse me tf
This is like a Walmart bingo card
Ha! Up yours fool. I’ve only been Masturbating for 29 years.
Uterine Derangement would be a great band name.
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.
Boss, I got the dropsy again
Tobacco and Masturbation?
Don't kink shame me, bro!
See ya, guys, I'm off to fight a fire that's been eyeing up my wife.
Are you a boat that tugs Jesus, or a Jesus that tugs boats?
I'm a boat😁
Seduction and disappointment. Man, just take me away now
Asthma? Really glad I wasn't in the 1800s
So relevant to today’s world.
Imagine being shot and then admitted to an insane asylum for being shot....were people just really dumb back then?
No these were the reasons given by the patients mostly (Or possible witnesses) as to what is troubling them, not medical reasons from doctors.
That makes a lot more sense.
Well, at least they had Brain Fever covered.
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! "
Christ, I'd never get out of the place. Vicious vices alone would take a few decades
“Exposure to quackery” is my favorite one.
Women are just fucked by default
Masturbation for 30 years? They must have had the greatest porn collection in the history of humankind.
Over action of the mind, dissipation of the nerves. Checking myself in tonight!
This is from the Weston Insane Asylum.
Now that's a list
Where is the entry for “read poorly alphabetized list”?
It’s called Self Abuse
The list is just crazy. 😧
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 ;)))
Sounds like you might be suffering from religious enthusiasm.
There aren't enough mental health institutions in the world to fit us all.
Housemaid's knee, dandy fever, climatic bubo, the grip
sex and violence
“Parents were cousins”
Tobacco & masturbation. I don’t know what thats about but im in!
Lmao bad whiskey and novel reading
I’m down for a lil “opium habit”, if I say so myself…
>Over Study of Religion
JBP? Is that you?
"Parents were cousins"
Mental excitement lol
Woof on this repost. This comes up every other month