1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University 1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University Department of Psychiatry


The story of the psychiatric ward in prague with portraits of famous people.

In the Guestbook of the former Prague Institute for the insane, bound in black, decorated with wine-grapes on the sides and a golden vine, the day of the first entry is written clearly: September 5, 1834. After the page of honour dedicated to the Monarch himself, a hundreds of esteemed names follow, from all parts of the world. Over a hundred and sixty years of human effort, some two centimetres of pages in height and then sheets still untouched still waiting for their entry. Sometimes, it is possible to capture things on an incredibly small area...

Guestbook (PDF)

The story of Psychiatric Department in Prague (PDF)



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