Salem museum showcases history of psychiatry

The cream-colored straitjacket is framed against a stark black background and hangs behind glass. It was, in all likelihood, fashioned by a patient at the then Oregon State Insane Asylum, where sewing was once considered occupational therapy.

The straitjacket is one of several exhibits on permanent display in a small Salem museum you’ve likely never been to or even heard of.

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