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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet, restraint
restraint, bed
date made
ca 1900
Hooper, James M.
Physical Description
canvas (overall material)
metal (overall material)
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
Place Made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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