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30 May - 21 August 2015

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Religion on Prescription in Early Nineteenth Century Bethlem

30 May 2015 - 14:00

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200 Years Ago Today 9

2 days ago
History

On 24 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard details of the fees payable for admission of a patient to Bethlem Hospital

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200 Years Ago Today 8

19 May 2015
History

On 19 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry was told that chains and fetters were only suitable for "pauper lunatics"

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200 Years Ago Today 7

18 May 2015
History

On 18 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard Bethlem's apothecary explain his preference for using manacles on patients, rather than strait-waistcoats

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Bethlem
Museum of
the mind

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The Bethlem Museum of the Mind records the lives and experience and celebrates the achievements of people with mental health problems.

Our aim is to make our collections more accessible, and to provide accurate information to help in their interpretation.