Changing attitudes to asylums

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The great age of the asylum was between 1850 and 1950, yet even then there were voices raised to question the role and effectiveness of large-scale instititions. This podcasts asks what asylums were about and why there was a rising tide of criticism of them between the 1920s and 1960s, both from within and outside the medical world, which led to the replacement of institutional provision with ‘care in the community’.

Image of the week: a long corridor in the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Menston, Yorkshire
Full Bibliographic Record: Wellcome Library Catalogue L0038337
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