This short video displays one exhibit at the Glore Psychiatric Museum in Saint Joseph, Missouri. It is a very disturbing example of Pica. Pica is an appetite for non-nutritive substances. A female inmate at the then Lunatic Asylum #2 had swallowed a total of 1,446 items including nails, screws, safety pins, spoon tops, and salt and pepper shaker tops. She died during the surgery to remove the items.
Edited in FCP by: Amberlyn Nelson©2010