Museum Dr Guislain

Museum in Ghent

Hidden away in an 1857 neo-Gothic psychiatric hospital, this enthralling mental-health museum takes visitors on a trilingual, multicultural journey through the history of psychiatry, from gruesome Neolithic trepanning to contemporary brain scans via cage beds, straightjackets, shackles and phrenology. Dr D’Arsonval’s extraordinary 1909 radiographic apparatus looks like a Dr Frankenstein creation.

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