HISTORY

Dr. Hermann Reinhardt-1887

Dr. Hermann Reinhardt-1887

Founder, Physician, Doll Maker, Pioneer

The Doll Asylum

The Doll Asylum

Before the great fire circa 1900

Staff and Inmates

Staff and Inmates

Staff and some model inmates pose in 1920

Restrain then Retrain - 1923

Restrain then Retrain - 1923

Behavior modification on paper (dolls)

Sit and Be Still - 1925

Sit and Be Still - 1925

Dolls learning to control mania for tea parties

The Best Care - 1925

The Best Care - 1925

1940, experimental limb replacement

Better Brains - 1926

Better Brains - 1926

Dr. Schubert with patient #23114 after experimental docile brain replacement. Though promising, #23114 had a Psychotic break soon after and had to be terminated.

Better Brains #2 - 1926

Better Brains #2 - 1926

Dr. Schubert performs a second docile brain surgery. This time no psychotic break! Patient #31221 survived almost 4 years after this break-through procedure.

Pre-treatment - 1927

Pre-treatment - 1927

Patient #41223 being gathered for surgery

Human-Doll Transformation - 1927

Human-Doll Transformation - 1927

Dr. Von Lupzig explaining early Doll-Human transformation treatments

Spider Silk Mask Therapy

Spider Silk Mask Therapy

Patient #35442 enjoying a silk mask - 1930

Nurse Cullie - 1932

Nurse Cullie - 1932

Head nurse of Doll Asylum. Disappeared in 1934

Twisted Up - 1933

Twisted Up - 1933

Pre-treatment inmate

Halloween 1947

Halloween 1947

Inmate #54332 with her pumpkin

Inmate #65221 - 1949

Inmate #65221 - 1949

Axis I Impulse Disorder - 1953

Axis I Impulse Disorder - 1953

Inmate #723389, showing classic signs of Axis I Impulse Disorder (Self-Mutilation)

Electroshock - 1959

Electroshock - 1959

Early electroshock treatment

Early Cannabis Therapy - 1965

Early Cannabis Therapy - 1965

The calming effect was noticed immediately but food costs became prohibitive and the program was terminated.

LSD Experimental Treatment - 1969

LSD Experimental Treatment - 1969

None of the inmates or staff can really remember this period in the Asylum.

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Better Brains #2 - 1926

Dr. Schubert performs a second docile brain surgery. This time no psychotic break! Patient #31221 survived almost 4 years after this break-through procedure.