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Reggio Emilia Museum of the History of Psychiatry verified

Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy closed Visit museumarrow_right_alt

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Restraint tool of the San Lazzaro psychiatric hospital
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Photograph of a patient of the San Lazzaro psychiatric hospital
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Archive photo of the craniological collection of the San Lazzaro psychiatric hospital
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The artistic production of the inmates of the San Lazzaro psychiatric hospital
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Detail of the archival collections of the San Lazzaro psychiatric hospital
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Machinery used in psychiatric therapy
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Detail of the set-up
Restraint tool of the San Lazzaro psychiatric hospital
Photograph of a patient of the San Lazzaro psychiatric hospital
Archive photo of the craniological collection of the San Lazzaro psychiatric hospital
The artistic production of the inmates of the San Lazzaro psychiatric hospital
Detail of the archival collections of the San Lazzaro psychiatric hospital
Machinery used in psychiatric therapy
Detail of the set-up

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Description

Photography seemed to give an answer to psychiatry's need to anchor its hypotheses and certainties to the image, to the body. The British doctor Morison, as early as 1840, was comparing images of the same subject, sick and then cured. The neurologist Charchot photographed the sick to study the relationship between disease and somatic traits, on the basis of theories similar to those of Lombroso. At the end of the 19th century, the director Tamburini introduced photography to the San Lazzaro, which also became a model for this reason. The instruments and 1500 images of patients, buildings and scenes of life and work are preserved.

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