Restraint Sheet for Mental Patient

Description (Brief)
This heavy canvas human restraint is a straight jacket. Straight jackets have been used at least since the 18th century to immobilize psychiatric patients as a method of therapy, punishment, or to protect the patient and others from harm.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
maker
Hooper, James M.
Physical Description
canvas (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 19 in x 20 in; 25.4 cm x 48.26 cm x 50.8 cm
overall: 94 3/4 in x 36 5/8 in x 3/16 in; 240.665 cm x 93.0275 cm x .47625 cm
ID Number
MG.M-12355
accession number
285123
catalog number
M-12355
subject
Disabilities
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Disabilities
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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