14 Utterly Terrifying Photos Of A Hospital For Dolls

Pediophobes, look away now

1. Reuters photographer Jason Reed visited Sydney’s Doll Hospital recently, and the photos he took will haunt the dreams of anyone with even a passing fear of dolls.

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2. Take this image of row upon row of tiny disembodied blue eyes staring out from their little foam nests…

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3. ..or this pile of soiled, discarded limbs…

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4. …or this pile of body parts just lying in the trash…

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5. …or these eyes sitting next to some ominously-placed pliers.

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6. Sydney’s Doll Hospital opened in 1913, and has restored millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys throughout its long history.

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7. Their experienced team of doll restorers do whatever’s needed to restore dolls to their former glory…

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8. …whether that’s dunking their heads into pots of boiling water…

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9. …prodding their eyes back into their grubby sockets…

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10. …or dangling their tiny little detached hands in mid-air…

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11. …just leaving them hanging there…

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12. …or putting this baby in the corner. No-one puts baby in the corner.

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13. “Laura Palmer. She’s dead. Wrapped in plastic.”

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14. The doll hospital estimates it has restored three million dolls in its 101-year history.

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Although the images from Reed’s collection may look spooky, the hospital prides itself on restoring treasured childhood toys, and says many of its customers weep tears of joy when they see the repairs.

Geoff Chapman, the 67-year-old “surgeon-in-chief” among the hospitals’ 12 surgeons, told Reuters: “We’re one of the last ones that does everything, when it comes to dolls, there’s very few that are capable of that sort of work,”

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Francis Whittaker is the overnight homepage editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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