Thursday, 19 May 2016

Abuse of Tea?

Courtesy of the eternally fascinating "cabinet of curiosities" that is Dangerous Minds, here is a list of causes for admission to the Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum in 1847.

They might as well lock us all up for having a "sedentary life", “abuse of tea”, "irregular habits of life" and "disappointment in love"...

Here's an appropriate song - They Call It Madness:


  1. Indeed, imagine being sectioned for being disappointed,
    Fab video. I loved seeing the tube as it was then with its 40p ticket machines

    1. London thirty-seven years ago - a different world, indeed... Jx


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