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Our Blog - history

Developing domesticity in Victorian Bethlem

18 June 2010
History

Following investigation and subsequent reform in the early half of the nineteenth century (1815 and 1852), Bethlem Hospital increasingly became a very domestic environment. 

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Doctors visiting Bethlem

14 June 2010
History

A new resource, European Journeys, offers the opportunity to discover more about nineteenth-century doctors and their trips abroad.

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Hallucinations and electricity in the nineteenth century

02 June 2010
History

With the rise of electricty in the late nighteenth century, many Bethlem patients reported hallucinations associated with the telephone. 

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Exploring history in the Bethlem Archives

25 May 2010
History

With over 450 years of material, the Bethlem archives are enormous. A new blog series will showcase some of its history. 

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