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Re: Psychiatric illness

Posted by sigismund on March 11, 2010, at 19:01:37

In reply to Re: Psychiatric illness ed_uk2010, posted by Deneb on March 11, 2010, at 18:32:46

>the cure was to whip them into submission!

It was probably very effective.

At Port Arthur in Tasmania there are the remains of a pretty nasty penal system. It's a particularly beautiful place and the buildings are lovely sandstone, as military buildings often are. In one you can go into the punishment cells. They would put convicts in total quiet and darkness for 6 months or so with food added and human waste taken out without violating the therapeutic power of the quiet and dark. People would emerge from there changed men. This was seen as an ethical advance, which perhaps it was. We seem to have seen constant ethical progress for generations on end.

 

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