Copy of a strait jacket, c. 1930
Copy of a strait jacket, c.1930. The strait jacket, or strait waistcoat, was first described in 1772 in a textbook by David Macbride (1726-1778). Employed both as a restraint as well as for treatment, it's use gradually declined in the 19th century as reformers campaigned for a more sympathetic approach to mental illness.
- Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
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overall - belt, as displayed: 1050 mm x 94 mm x 45 mm,
overall - as displayed: 790 mm x 415 mm x 375 mm,
- restraint suit
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
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