41 Rarely Seen Photos From History That Will Send Chills Through You 

A Young Patient at Normansfield Mental Hospital, 1979

The Normanfield Mental Hospital was founded in 1868 by John Langdon Down, a British doctor. The hospital was created for patients with learning disabilities. The institution has since been renamed The Langdon Down Centre and was closed down back in 1997. 

Photo Courtesy: John Minihan/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

This young child was put in a crib, where he would typically spend much of his day. The hospital was the headquarters of the Down's Syndrome Association.  

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