Pica Exhibit at the Glore Psychiatric Museum

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 NelsonĀ©2010
Visit: http://www.stjosephmuseum.org/glore.htm

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