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200 Years Ago Today 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

Collection, History

Creating the Hospital  Air Raid Precaution (ARP) Squad

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A Rake’s Progress VIII

Art, History

Tom Rakewell ends his days in Bethlem Hospital.

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