Hear the story of Louis Box, who was admitted in 1891.
"These are the times of Jack the Ripper." Elizabeth Bishop (admitted to Bethlem June 1895)
With the rise of electricty in the late nighteenth century, many Bethlem patients reported hallucinations associated with the telephone.
With over 450 years of material, the Bethlem archives are enormous. A new blog series will showcase some of its history.