According to New Orleans City Insane Asylum Record of Patients (1882-1888), the types of insanity below were the more common and the cause for many people to end up in an asylum.
Most of them, never had a chance to get out of places like this, most of them died, whether from old age or from getting ill as a result of poor care received by the staff and poor hygiene of the place. There were even homosexual and physically ill people (dumb, blind, mentally retarded) Many of the sick were abandoned to their fate and agonized until its end.
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