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(Collector's Weekly)   From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them   (collectorsweekly.com) divider line 29
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2014-06-02 12:35:54 PM
That's pretty sad, really.  Souls that the world forgot.
 
2014-06-02 12:52:41 PM
Ah, rats
 
2014-06-02 01:42:32 PM
And you can bet that a good percentage of them were not in any way insane. But it was just easier to put the slow, troublesome, or just eccentric mother/sister/daughter away and forget about her.
 
2014-06-02 01:54:14 PM
Truly fascinating.
 
2014-06-02 03:12:45 PM
Thelma's "Primer on Race" does a lot to restore dignity.
 
2014-06-02 03:14:26 PM
If only these people had not been subject to vaccines.
 
2014-06-02 03:15:33 PM
Rats and super rats.
 
2014-06-02 03:19:38 PM
I gotta say, the plot for Silent Hill 6 sounds pretty boring when I see it typed out.
 
2014-06-02 03:20:09 PM
This showed up here a year or two ago, I think. It's still kind of sad and poignant.
 
2014-06-02 03:20:14 PM
That was a lot less interesting than I expected.
 
2014-06-02 03:27:34 PM
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Chronic insane.
 
2014-06-02 03:31:33 PM
The author doesn't have to worry about HIPAA, it's been more than 50 years since 1960.
 
2014-06-02 03:35:59 PM

cgraves67: That was a lot less interesting than I expected.


I was hoping for maybe a human head or something...but in hindsight, it does say Asylum for the Chronic Insane, not the Criminally Insane, which is the more interesting variety.
 
2014-06-02 03:37:27 PM

Dinki: And you can bet that a good percentage of them were not in any way insane. But it was just easier to put the slow, troublesome, or just eccentric mother/sister/daughter away and forget about her.


True, but how times have changed. Now the institutions are gone and the insane roam the streets. It would be nice if everybody got the help they needed for a change.
 
2014-06-02 03:44:38 PM

Crudbucket: cgraves67: That was a lot less interesting than I expected.

I was hoping for maybe a human head or something...but in hindsight, it does say Asylum for the Chronic Insane, not the Criminally Insane, which is the more interesting variety.


The true meaning of CIA, right? If you can't treat them, employ them.
 
2014-06-02 03:50:57 PM
 nutcase suitcase showcase paraphrase: stuff
 
2014-06-02 03:57:34 PM

buckler: This showed up here a year or two ago, I think. It's still kind of sad and poignant.


I remember it coming up the first time too. I think the new news is that the photographer is putting together another Kickstarter campaign to fund the photographing of the remainder of the suitcases.
 
2014-06-02 04:53:34 PM

Crudbucket: cgraves67: That was a lot less interesting than I expected.

I was hoping for maybe a human head or something...but in hindsight, it does say Asylum for the Chronic Insane, not the Criminally Insane, which is the more interesting variety.


I read it as "The William J. LePeromaine Gambling Casino for the Insane".
 
2014-06-02 04:53:39 PM
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On the (suit)case.
 
2014-06-02 04:57:17 PM

El Dudereno: Crudbucket: cgraves67: That was a lot less interesting than I expected.

I was hoping for maybe a human head or something...but in hindsight, it does say Asylum for the Chronic Insane, not the Criminally Insane, which is the more interesting variety.

I read it as "The William J. LePeromaine Gambling Casino for the Insane".


On further reflection, I would prefer that Chronic Insanity was a sequel to Reefer Madness.
 
2014-06-02 05:06:46 PM
What's in the basket suitcase?
 
2014-06-02 07:20:47 PM

SewerSquirrels: Dinki: And you can bet that a good percentage of them were not in any way insane. But it was just easier to put the slow, troublesome, or just eccentric mother/sister/daughter away and forget about her.

True, but how times have changed. Now the institutions are gone and the insane roam the streets. It would be nice if everybody got the help they needed for a change.


Well eventually they go to prison. So there is that.
 
2014-06-02 08:41:16 PM

ex0du5: Thelma's "Primer on Race" does a lot to restore dignity.


That might be an interesting read.
 
2014-06-02 11:56:32 PM
FTA: "I would like to use their full names in the photographs, but because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the laws about medical records and privacy, there's some question as to whether or not I could be vulnerable to a lawsuit by the state. "

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It looks like the tag says "Gordon, Anna".  Maybe I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure leaving it in the display was pretty much the opposite of what was intended.
 
2014-06-03 12:00:38 AM
Interesting...my maternal grandparents had that exact model black and white clock that was in the Dmytre suitcase. I bet my sister has it in her house right now.
 
2014-06-03 10:59:22 AM

DoBeDoBeDo: The author doesn't have to worry about HIPAA, it's been more than 50 years since 1960.


Also doesn't apply to dead people. I think someone was taking the easy way out of not contacting family.
 
2014-06-03 06:38:54 PM
Any singing frogs or necronomicons?
 
2014-06-03 09:44:11 PM

sethen320: FTA: "I would like to use their full names in the photographs, but because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the laws about medical records and privacy, there's some question as to whether or not I could be vulnerable to a lawsuit by the state. "

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It looks like the tag says "Gordon, Anna".  Maybe I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure leaving it in the display was pretty much the opposite of what was intended.


Not sure HIPAA applied to any of these people.

It wasn't enacted until 2001 and you can't go back in time and make someone sign a HIPAA form.
 
2014-06-03 09:45:16 PM

MoonPirate: DoBeDoBeDo: The author doesn't have to worry about HIPAA, it's been more than 50 years since 1960.

Also doesn't apply to dead people. I think someone was taking the easy way out of not contacting family.


Also, he's not a covered entity. I don't believe he can be held accountable for a HIPAA violation if it was actually applicable.
 
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