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18th and 19th Centuries
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This is the Tranquilizing Chair developed by Benjamin Rush, an advocate for the humane treatment of the mentally ill. It was used to restrain patients for hours at a time.
A whirling chair was also utilized. Spinning the patient until loss of consciousness occured was thought to be beneficial because it rearranged the contents of the mind.

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