Who was Admitted to a Mental Hospital 100 Years Ago?

  • John G. Howells


In 1880 there were 450 certified patients at the Suffolk Lunatic Asylum with a staff of 50 keepr/tradesmen. At the end of this paper I shall observe the position in relation to the number of patients and staff 100 years later.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. Howells
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  1. 1.The Institute of Family PsychiatryIpswich, SuffolkEngland

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