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Our Blog - Tag: hospital snapshots

Hospital Snapshots 12

03 February 2017
Archives, History

With the discovery of an intriguing photo accompanying a Victorian patient's records, work placement student Niko considers its meaning. 

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Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part Three

07 November 2016
Archives, History

For this final installation of "Bethlem's Boardroom," our volunteer focuses on the figure in the corner of the photo...

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Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part Two

14 October 2016
Archives, History

Continuing our look at the historic boardroom, our volunteer this time focuses on the shields that line the walls.

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Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part One

21 September 2016
Archives, History

With the opening of the newly restored historic boardroom at the museum, one volunteer takes a deeper look at its contents and its past...

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Hospital Snapshots 11

31 October 2013
History, Collection

This series has looked at instances of providing doctors with visual evidence so important in determining patient progress.

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Hospital Snapshots 10

01 October 2013
History

Observable evidence was thought to be crucial in documenting changes and determining recovery so drawings and later photographs could be valuable tools. The case of Eliza Ash provides a good example of the type of noticeable change that might suggest progress. 

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Hospital Snapshots 9

30 August 2013
History

Hear the latest in our discussions about the portrait photographs of patients taken by Henry Hering in the 19th century.

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Hospital Snapshots 8

04 July 2013
History

This month we look at the gaze of the sitters in Henry Hering's series of photographs of patients at Bethlem.

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Hospital Snapshots 7

06 June 2013
History

Here we look at the impact of setting and props in the photographs of Henry Hering.

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Hospital Snapshots 6

06 May 2013
History

One of the aspects that make the Hering collection fascinating is how much they resemble portraits, either painted or photographic, rather than institutional mug shots.

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Hospital Snapshots 5

28 March 2013
History

This month we look at Bethlem's collection of 'before' and 'after' snapshots.

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Hospital Snapshots 4

25 February 2013
History

Find out more about the photographs of Henry Hering.

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Hospital Snapshots 3

24 January 2013
History

This month we continue our appraisal of the Victorian photographs of patients, looking at the photo of John Payne.

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Hospital Snapshots 2

29 November 2012
History

We continue our look at the 19th century photographs of Henry Hering, taken at Bethlem.

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Hospital Snapshots 1

29 October 2012
History

This new series focuses on the collection of photographs taken at Bethlem in the late 1850s by Victorian photographer Henry Hering.

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