This is a creepy selection of informational posters from various mental hospitals of the Soviet time. Do they make your blood run cold?
Heartbreaking. But let us remember that even in the advanced U.S., transorbital lobotomies were being performed into the early 1960s. Even on JFK’s sister. Humans have still much to learn about the mind.
A. Bunka here. Let us not forget Soviet psychiatry was considered a joke worldwide because mental hospitals were a convenient place to keep political prisoners.
The Real A. Bunka here.
Aww, geez, I’m married to a dingbat, so I nose sumpin about dis. Freud was a prevert, plain and simple, jus like ol’ Testicules, huh, boy?
Dear Tutti Frutti
Get a life.
At the railroad, of course.
A. Bunka here. Look here meathead, I know who the real A. Bunka is and who the infornicater is, ok? I challenge you, infurnicator, to a Archy Bunka question and answer session. I’ll start off slow: where did Archy’s FATHER work? What did he do for a living? Please this ? for that meathead above only.
I think some of the regular ER posters are pictured.
A very insightful comment there, Comrade. If you pan down to the pic which has pg. 21 at the bottom, the gentleman on the left side is how I looked when I glanced in a mirror this morning.
This is so interesting. I don’t speak russian very well, but I can translate it into czech. Sometimes it seems very scary, but it was Soviet union — No mental help and mental hospitals looked scarry, that’s my opininon. I know it could by wrong. So let’s discuss about it. Greetings from Czech rep.
People often make fun of the Soviet mental health system, but they were on the leading edge of considering lobotomies inhumane, if I remember correctly.
First!and sad, I guess Russia itself a big psycho center of world.
Nonetheless they have Siberia.
Yes, and the world is a big psycho center of the Solar system. They make jokes like this on Pluto, you know…
The Soviets had many hospital/prisons where they kept both political prisoners and mental ill people. Nazi Germany had one method of handling mental ill people. They tied them up, put them against the wall and machine gunned them all. Nazi had no place for mental ill people.
Very sobering. Depressing. Now I wanna go get drunk on some ashberry liquor…
Interesting and profoundly sad at the same time.
Uh, please: someone who knows the language, PLEASE explain what all of this is about….
What’s going on with the photos, drawings, and weird artwork?
And yes it’s creepy, so creepy that I fast-scrolled down to not see them all.
schizophrenia and forms, alcoholic psychosis, psychogenic, epilepsy, oligophrenic, mental disorders after injuries, hysterical neurosis and so on
thanks, that makes them slightly less creepy (but still creepy)
what is with the artwork? are these drawings created by the patients? what is it supposed to illustrate?
Mug shot portraits of different categorisation of the mentally ill
Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve never known a unhappy Canadian. You people are lucky. Sorry for this post, but to add humor (or else we’ll all go mad) look at the patient drawing of Death arm wrestling the guy. My comment: Guess who’s gonna win?
They’re just schematics of psych-conditions.
If you speak the language they’re not creepy, more educational than anything.
“Do they make your blood run cold?” – No, they don’t. Some of them are somewhat strange, some creepy. But since there is no translation of the explanations, one doesn’t know what the posters are exactly about.
these are educational posters, aimed to students
Only in USA. Only insane yankz could vote for monkey Bush.
“monkey Bush” LOL!!
What makes my blood run cold is that in the US, people like this are now being “mainstreamed”, meaning everyone now has to deal with them.
Better yet, they get to vote and reproduce, and I’m not sure which I find scarier.
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