[Histmed] The Holloway Sanatorium Scandal

Carole Reeves c.reeves at ucl.ac.uk
Tue Apr 24 15:57:59 BST 2007


The politics of the voluntary admission: the Holloway Sanatorium scandal of
1895

Akinobu Takabayashi
The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College
London

Voluntary admission to mental hospitals, which increased from 1890-1914, has
been understood as a new humanitarian and preventive measure that English
alienists proposed as an alternative to the Lunacy Act of 1890. Behind this
admission system, however, alienists attempted to secure and develop
psychiatric jurisdiction. At Holloway Sanatorium in Surrey, alleged abuse of
voluntary admission led to a scandal in 1895.

Monday 30 April 2007, 17.30 - 19.00, preceded by tea at 17.15

Lecture Theatre, The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at
UCL, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Nearest tube: Euston Square (south side of Euston Road)
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/events/psychiatry2007-2.htm

Dr Carole Reeves
Outreach Historian
The Wellcome Trust Centre
for the History of Medicine at UCL
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London NW1 2BE
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Email: c.reeves at ucl.ac.uk
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