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Most people tend to avoid asylums. They worry there might be something... contagious in the air.

Dr. Lydgate to Dr. Sheffield src

Bethlem Asylum, also known as Bethlem Royal Hospital,[1] is a Victorian England location featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. It first appears in the first episode.

Bethlem Asylum is inspired by the real life Bethlem Royal Hospital in London.

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During First Curse


After First Curse



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Props Notes


BETHLEM ROYAL HOSPITAL


St GEORGE'S
FIELDS
SOUTHWARK LONDON


PRIMUM NON
NOCERE


Special Procedure


I hereby consent to the special procedure outlined to me by
Dr. Arthur Lydgate. Under the Lunacy Act and County
Asylums Act of 1845, I understand that Dr. Arthur Lydgate has the
authority to detain me until such a time that I exhibit recuperative
progress as to be indicative of a cessation of the symptoms of mania,
lunacy, idiocy and other unsoundness of mind or moral turpitude.

Dr. Arthur Lydgate will submit an assessment to the
Commission and the Home Secretary's Office. It is under their
ultimate authority that I will determine my eventual release. The
Lunacy Commission will restrict my access to the courts of law, so that
I may not challenge the legality of my sequestration or care.

By signing below, I hereby indicate that I understand the
legal stipulations outlined in the above.


Signed [Alice's signature]
Witness
Dr. Arthur Lydgate, M.D.
Signed day of the month
  • A handwritten piece of paper on Dr. Lydgate's desk[4] is adapted from excerpts from the first chapter of "The psychology of dementia praecox" by Carl Jung.[5] The handwritten notes are illegible on-screen and some of it is obscured, but the document can be read in concept art[6] and a prop photo.[7]


ORIGINAL VERSION
SHOW VERSION




Yet psycho-analysis uncovers the motives, and
BETHLEM ROYAL HOSPITAL


Attending Physician: Dr. Arthur Lydgate, M.D.

Patient's Name: Alice
we then begin to understand why the patients reacted in such a manner. In dementia prascox we are at present unable to penetrate deep enough so that the relations remain unknown, and we therefore assume an "ataxia" between noo- and thymo-psyche. Thanks to analysis we know that in hysteria there is no "ataxia," but only an oversensitiveness, which, as soon as we know the pathogenic ideational complex, becomes clear and intelligible. It is important to understand why the patients reacted in such a matter. In dementia praox [sic] we are at present unable to penetrate deep enough so that relations remain unknown, and we therefore assume an "ataxia" between noo- and thymo-psyche. Thanks to my research, we know that in hysteria there is no "ataxia" to speak of, but only an oversensiting [sic] –which as soon as we know the pathogenic ideati [sic it becomes clear and easy to perceive. One should
Knowing how the incongruity is brought about in hysteria, is it still necessary that we should accept a totally new mechanism in dementia praecox? In general we know by far too little about the psychology of the normal and hysteric 59 to dare to accept in such an untransparent disease as dementia prsecox, a totally new mechanism unknown to all psychology.
/
One should
be economical with new principles of interpretation. It
is for this reason that I repudiate the clear and ingenious hypothesis of Stransky.

be economical with rules of interpretation. It
is for this reason that I repudiate all the hypothesis [sic].
As a compensation for the above, we possess a very excellent experimental work by Stransky 60 which gives us the foundation for the understanding of an important symptom, namely, the speech disorders.
/
The speech disorder is the product of the main
psychological disturbance. Stransky calls it
"intrapsychic ataxia."1 Whenever there is a
disturbance at the points of contact of the emotional
life and ideation, as in dementia praecox, producing
thereby in the normal thought the lack of orientation
by a controlling idea (Liepmann), there must result a
stream of thought resembling flight of ideas.
The disturbance is the product of the main
psychological disturbance. I call it
intra-psychic ataxia. Whenever there is a
disturbance at the points of contact of the emotional
life and ideation – as in dementia praecox, producing
thereby in the normal thought the lack of orientation
by a single controlling idea. There must result a
stream of thought resembling flight of ideas in general.
As Pelletier has shown, the laws of association
predominate against the influence of direction. If it is a
question of a process of speech there must result an
increase in the purely superficial elements of
connection (motor speech association and sound
reactions), as was shown in our associations
As I believe I have shown, the laws of association
predominate against the influence of direction. If it is a
question of speech there must an
increase in the purely superficial elements of
connection (motor speech association and sound
reactions), as was shown in our ongoing associations.
experiments with distracted attention. Arthur Lydgate
1"Intrapsychic ataxia" is a term invented by Austrian psychiatrist Erwin Stransky (1877 – 1962) and refers to functional disharmony among various parts of the psyche.[8]


PURE
LAUDANUM

451/2 [sic] GRAINS OPIUM AND 65% ALCOHOL

POISON

DOSE.
3 months old 3 drops
One year old 4 drops
Four years old 5 drops
Ten years old 14 drops
Twenty years old 25 drops
Adults 30 drops

FROM
THE LABORATORY OF
Westlake & Son
CHEMISTS

Plymouth, England
("Who's Alice")


  • Laudanum is a highly addictive solution of dissolved opium powder and alcohol. During the Victorian era, which Alice's world is based on, it was lauded as a cure-all remedy in Europe and North America and was readily available in stores and grocers, even pubs. It was used to soothe everything from headaches to depression.[14]
  • Notice how Dr. Lydgate's medicine contains 65% alcohol; laudanum usually contains 25 percent alcohol on average, but some variants contain as much as 60–90 percent.[14]
  • The label on the bottle is based on real antique laudanum bottles:[15] It is labeled "poison", has an illustration of a skull at the top, states the amount of opium grains and percentage of alcohol, states the number of drops recommended for the ages of 3 months, one, four, ten and twenty years old, and adults; and the name of the production company and where it was produced, is printed at the bottom.
  • "Westlake and Son" is a reference to Neil Westlake, a prop designer on Once Upon a Time and its spin-off.
  • Plymouth is a port city on the south coast of Devon, England.

Set Dressing

Filming Locations

Appearances

References

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  5. The Psychology of Dementia Præcox/Chapter I. Wikisource. Retrieved on June 4, 2019.
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  8. A Historical Dictionary of Psychiatry, Shorter, Edward, Oxford University Press, 2005, p. 271. Facsimile by Google Books.
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  13. Once Upon a Time [sic] - Rumple's [sic] Laudanum Bottle Prop (0545). iCollector (2020). Archived from the original on December 7, 2020.
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  14. 14.0 14.1 Laudanum Addiction. The Recovery Village. Retrieved on June 2, 2019. “In Victorian-era Europe and North America, laudanum was lauded as a cure-all remedy and creative aid by artists and civilians alike. (...) By definition, laudanum is a tincture, which is a solution of a dissolved drug and alcohol. (...) Opium tinctures like laudanum usually contain 25 percent ethanol (alcohol) on average, with some variants containing 60–90 percent alcohol. (...) Laudanum is highly addictive because it contains several habit-forming drugs: opium, morphine, codeine and alcohol. (...) A standardized form of the drug was created in the seventeenth century and sold in Europe and North America as a cure-all medicine. Laudanum use skyrocketed during the 1800s, when it was readily available in stores, grocers and even pubs to people of every social standing. (...) People frequently used the drug to soothe everything from headaches to depression, but unfortunately, physical dependence and addiction were not understood at this time.”
  15. ANTIQUE POISON LAUDANUM BOTTLES W/ PAPER LABEL MOYER BROS. BLOOMSBURG PA 1906. Worthpoint. Retrieved on June 2, 2019. (Photograph)
    LAUDANUM-POISON-OPIUM DRUGGIST BOTTLE CA 1900. Worthpoint. Retrieved on June 2, 2019. (Photograph)
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    Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Michael Joy. Retrieved on March 2, 2019. (Photograph)
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  18. McCormack, Kirsty (June 21, 2013). Queen Victoria's mourning gown expected to sell for up to £3,000 at Derby auction. Daily Express. “Victoria's dress, which consists of a bodice and skirt, dates to around 1890 and is typical of the mourning fashion the monarch wore following Prince Albert's death in 1861.”
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    FlickrIconTemplate.png Lawrence Andreutti. Creation Once Upon a Time Set Tour March 5, 2016: IMG_2322 (March 5, 2016).  (archive copy) (photograph)
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