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  • 'St Luke's Hospital', print, London, England, 1785
  • A mentally ill patient with mask and hand restraints. Photograph after a wood engraving by E. Tritschler, 1908.
  • Photograph described as 'Jew neuropath traveller'
  • List of danger signals of mental illness in Kenya. Colour lithograph by Ministry of Medical Services, ca. 2000.
  • The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields, London: seen from the north. Engraving, 1775.
  • Photographs: "Myxoedeme fruste de l'enfance et pelade"
  • St Luke's Hospital, Cripplegate, London, with a number of figures in the foreground. Engraving by W. Deeble, 1785.
  • A woman diagnosed as suffering from melancholia. Colour lithograph, 1892, after J. Williamson, 1890.
  • Vaslav Nijinsky, a ballet dancer, in a scene from Gìsèle'. Reproduction of a photograph by Roosen, 1934.
  • Mentally ill patients dancing at a ball at Somerset County Asylum. Process print after a lithograph by K. Drake, ca. 1850/1855.
  • St Luke's Hospital, Cripplegate, London, with a map of Cripplegate Ward and the armorial device of John Blachford. Engraving by B. Cole, 1755.
  • The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields, London: seen from the north, with ladies and gentlemen walking in the foreground. Engraving by B. Cole.
  • The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields, London: seen from the south, with part of London Wall in the foreground, and a muck-raker scraping at the cobblestones. Etching by J. T. Smith, 1814, after himself, June 1812.
  • Death looms above a group of people inflicted with various physical and mental diseases - a lazar house. Stipple engraving by M. Haughton, 1813, after H. Fuseli.
  • Seven vignettes of people suffering from different types of mental illness. Lithograph by W. Spread and J. Reed, 1858.
  • Three heads showing phrenological traits associated with insanity: a mentally defective person, a mad woman, and the murderer P.F. Lacenaire. Lithograph by C. Picard, 1842, after J.P. Thenot.
  • Male figure showing signs of Paget's disease
  • Mentally ill people in the garden of an asylum, a warden lurks in the background. Engraving by K.H. Merz under the direction of S. Amsler, c. 1834, after W. Kaulbach.
  • Photograph described as showing a 'Man Mummy'. Caption: 'Un "Homme Momie"'
  • The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields, London: seen from the north, with ladies and gentlemen walking in the foreground. Engraving.
  • A physician discovers that the patient to whom he has administered hydrotherapy has developed 'water on the brain'. Lithograph by Brandl, c. 1850.
  • An itinerant surgeon extracting stones from a grimacing patient; symbolising the expulsion of 'folly' (insanity). Engraving.
  • An itinerant surgeon extracting stones from a man's head; symbolising the expulsion of 'folly' (insanity), they are surrounded by a group of people. Pencil drawing by P. Quast, 1645.
  • Seven vignettes of people suffering from different types of mental illness. Lithograph by W. Spread and J. Reed, 1858.
  • The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields, London: seen from the north, with sheep grazing and people walking in the foreground. Coloured wood engraving by W. H. Prior after an earlier engraving.
  • Observations on the nature, kinds, causes, and prevention of insanity, lunacy, or madness / By Thomas Arnold.
  • Phrenological chart with portraits of historical figures and illustrations of skulls exhibiting racial characteristics. Lithograph by G. E. Madeley, authored by C. Donovan, c. 1850.
  • Mad Margery, a young woman driven mad and living in the fields. Oil painting attributed to J.J. Hill, 18--.
  • An insane man (Tom Rakewell) sits on the floor manically grasping at his head, his lover (Sarah Young) cries at the spectacle while two attendants attach chains to his legs; they are surrounded by other lunatics at Bethlem hospital, London. Engraving by W. Hogarth, 1735.
  • A mental ill patient in a straight jacket and strapped into a chair. Photograph after a wood engraving by E. Tritschler, 1908.