Schizophrenic woman is given electro-shock treatment at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1943 Duration:4 min 48 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Woman suffering from Dementia Praecox (Schizophrenia) is examined by a psychiatrist at the St Elizabeth Hospital in Washington DC. Nurses assist in shifting the patient to a bed. The doctor spreads electro-jelly on both sides of the patient's forehead and applies electrodes. Electro-shock or shock therapy is given to the patient. Mouth gag is placed in the patient's mouth. Nurses exert pressure on the patient's shoulders, arms and knees during convulsion, to moderate her bodily movements.
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