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200 Years Ago Today 11

24 August 2015
History

On 24 August 1815, Bethlem Hospital's patients were transferred from its old building to its new premises.

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100 Years Ago Today 1

30 June 2015
History

On 30 June 1915, Bethlem Hospital's magazine Under the Dome carried news of the War.

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200 Years Ago Today 10

14 June 2015
History

On 14 June 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard praise of Bethlem Hospital's new Matron and Steward

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200 Years Ago Today 9

24 May 2015
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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200 Years Ago Today 6

10 May 2015
History

On 10 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard how one female patient at Bethlem Hospital had been chained to a wall for five or six years

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200 Years Ago Today 5

09 May 2015
History

On 9 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard a call for improvements to conditions at Bethlem Hospital

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200 Years Ago Today 4

08 May 2015
History

On 8 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry questioned Bethlem Hospital's Steward about the 124 patients under the Hospital's care

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200 Years Ago Today 3

05 May 2015
History

On 5 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard criticism of Bethlem Hospital's newly constructed building at St George's Fields.

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200 Years Ago Today 2

04 May 2015
History

On 4 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard that the only treatment given to patients at Bethlem Hospital was bleeding and purging.

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200 Years Ago Today 1

03 May 2015
History

On 3 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard details of the lengthy legal struggle to obtain the release of James Tilly Matthews from Bethlem Hospital. 

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Object Lesson VIII

11 March 2015
History, Collection

Creating the Hospital  Air Raid Precaution (ARP) Squad

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A Rake’s Progress VIII

23 December 2014
Art, History

Tom Rakewell ends his days in Bethlem Hospital.

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We Are Not Amused XII

16 December 2014
History, Collection

They'd chop your head off before you could say “Please your Majesty”.

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