Danvers State Mental Hospital opened in 1878. By the 1940’s it was a hellhole of frenzied violence, blood and filth. Such individuals were routinely “confined… in cages, stalls, pens! Chained, naked, beaten with rods, and lashed into obedience.” Nothing prevented men from contracting for young women. No one was heartbroken if one of these weird, scary people died unexpectedly.