These commentaries describe the transition from inhumane to humane treatment of those hospitalized for mental illnesses with the introduction of Pinel's moral treatment. The series ranges from Pinel freeing the insane from their chains to life in the asylum: Bedlam, Saragossa, and St Remy.
Pinel introduces moral treatment
Pinel freeing insane women
Hogarth's depiction of Bedlam in the 1760s
Asylum in Saragossa, Spain
The asylum where Van Gogh completed his Starry Night