Patient being given electro-shock treatment, or shock therapy, at the St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1943 Duration:3 min 9 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Shows a patient being given electro-shock treatment at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington DC. The doctor (psychiatrist) spreads electro-jelly on both sides of the patient's forehead and applies electrodes at his temple. The electro-shock apparatus is connected to a 110 Volt AC outlet. Electro-shock is given to the patient for a small time interval. Mouth gag is placed in the patient's mouth. Assistants exert pressure on the patient's shoulders, chests, arms and knees during the convulsion to moderate his body's movements.
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