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The Anti-Insane Asylum Society

Exhibitions

Ahead of our talk this Saturday on the UK's 'Alleged Lunatics’ Friend Society' we look at the US Anti-Insane Asylum Society founded by Elizabeth Ware Packard.

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The Anatomy of Melancholy and DongUiBoGam

Collection, Exhibitions, History, Literature, Reviews

Our work placement student Hong Namgoong looks at the similarities between the Anatomy of Melancholy and the Korean medical text DongUiBoGam

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Science, Art and Mescaline

Exhibitions

Our volunteer Sophia Gal looks at the impact of the mescaline trials and the surprising influence of art on scientific research.

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Listen: A Self-Help Book? Writing and Reading The Anatomy of Melancholy

Exhibitions, Events, History, Literature

Listen to a recording of Dr Mary Ann Lund's talk on The Anatomy of Melancholy and Robert Burton's use of writing as a form of therapy.

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The Maudsley at War

Archives, Exhibitions, History

Bethlem Museum of the Mind are currently showing archival photographs from the time the Maudsley was used as a military hospital, treating psychological casualties of WWI.

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House of Bread: Interview with Senior Dramatherapist Kate

Art, Exhibitions, Personal accounts

An interview with Senior Dramatherapist Kate McCormack, who posed with her therapy dog Tess, for our exhibition 'House of Bread: Inside Bethlem Hospital'

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Letters to Cynthia - 3

Art, Exhibitions

The final entry in a series of “letters” that Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977).

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Letters to Cynthia - 2

Art, Exhibitions

The second in a series of "letters" from Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977).

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