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Library Insights: Closing the Asylums

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By the mid 1950s, over 150,000 people were resident in psychiatric hospitals across England and Wales. Hear Dr Louise Hide explain why and how, by the end of the century, most of these vast Victorian institutions had closed.

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Please be aware that this discussion contains content that some people might find distressing.


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