THE Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is shown in Weston, W.Va. is a former psychiatric hospital now being marketed as a historic and paranormal tourist attraction.
This is a list of reasons for admission from the late 1800s. It pretty much covers everything, although a few-stand-out notables are:
Kicked in the head by a horse
Imaginary female trouble
Masturbation for 30 years
Artwork created by former psychiatric patients.
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