Asylum Poisoning, Naked Joe, The Mad Bomber

At the The Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health in Salem, visitors inspecting a pair of commonplace dining implements will be shocked to discover they played a central role in a terrifying and deadly outbreak that devastated an Oregon psychiatric ward. At the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, Washington, a charcoal portrait on display showcases a scantily clad man who was once embroiled in a scandalous expose that remains controversial to this day. And at the New York Municipal Archives in New York City, an aged dossier from the 1950's outlines the nail biting saga when a lunatic terrorized New York city and a doctor used cutting edge methods to put him behind bars.

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