Manic Monday: Hysteric for Charcot’s Mysterious Medical Muses

Charcot {29 November 1825 – 16 August 1893} Remembered today as a leading mind in the fields of neurology and psychology, Jean-Martin Charcot's legacy is as much in his strange medical photography, as his famous pupils (Sigmund Freud and Georges Gilles de la Tourette), and important breakthroughs in the field. Taken for research purposes, these …

Mad Memories- Photographing Suitcases from New York State Mental Asylum

In 1995, 400 suitcases were recovered from the attic of the Willard State Asylum in Upstate New York. Many patients died at the asylum and were buried in graves marked only by numbers. For many, these suitcases are the only traces left of these sad, lost, and lonely lives. {click here to watch a creepy …

{PHOTOBLAST} SKULL & BONES SOCIETY

There's no denying our obsession with the iconography; the classic skull & bones is an age-old motif that has fascinated and enchanted for centuries. It can mean power, it can mean wealth, it can mean science, it can mean art.As Hamlet proposes "To be, or not to be", so we are faced by the grim …