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Location, Location 3

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At the start of the nineteenth century, Bethlem’s Governors began actively seeking new premises for the Hospital.

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The Politics of Interior Decoration

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As mentioned in a recent post to our  In the Frame thread, Oliver Sacks devotes a chapter of his recent book Hallucinations to recounting the...

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Life in a Victorian Asylum 3: Patient Rights

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It’s easy to assume that, once inside in an asylum, Victorian patients had no rights whatsoever. Many were, however, well able to communicate...

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Hospital Snapshots 6

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

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Sign the Visitors’ Book, Please

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Anyone who has made the trip to the Archives & Museum will know that one of the first things they are invited to do is sign our visitors’ book...

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Oxford Martyr 3

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We hope we may be permitted to add a postscript to our reviews of recently-published books concerning Edward Oxford, in order to give context...

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Hospital Snapshots 5

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

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Hospital Snapshots 4

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Find out more about the photographs of Henry Hering.

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