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St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton - The First One Hundred and Fifty Years (1838-1988)

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A charitable trust throughout its history, the Northampton General Lunatic Asylum, as it was then called, opened in 1838. Built to take some seventy patients, both 'private' and 'pauper', it grew rapidly and by the mid 1860s had almost 500 patients. With the opening of the Berry Wood County Asylum in 1875, to which the pauper patients were transferred, the General Asylum became purely private, changing its name to St Andrews Hospital. It was disclaimed when the National Health Act of 1947 was introduced, and has remained the largest independent psychiatric hospital in the United Kingdom.
St Andrews was the first psychiatric hospital in Britain to abandon the use of physical restraint completely, was in the 1920s the first to build a separate acute admission unit, and in the 1980s has pioneered behavioural methods of treatment in a wide range of disorders.
This book tells the history of the Hospital and those who created and developed it.

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Author(s):
Foss, Arthur; Trick, Kerith
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0906782449
ISBN-13:
9780906782446
Publisher:
Granta
Title:
St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton - The First One Hundred and Fifty Years (1838-1988)

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A charitable trust throughout its history, the Northampton General Lunatic Asylum, as it was then called, opened in 1838. Built to take some seventy patients, both 'private' and 'pauper', it grew rapidly and by the mid 1860s had almost 500 patients. With the opening of the Berry Wood County Asylum in 1875, to which the pauper patients were transferred, the General Asylum became purely private, changing its name to St Andrews Hospital. It was disclaimed when the National Health Act of 1947 was introduced, and has remained the largest independent psychiatric hospital in the United Kingdom.
St Andrews was the first psychiatric hospital in Britain to abandon the use of physical restraint completely, was in the 1920s the first to build a separate acute admission unit, and in the 1980s has pioneered behavioural methods of treatment in a wide range of disorders.
This book tells the history of the Hospital and those who created and developed it.

Author(s):
Foss, Arthur; Trick, Kerith
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0906782449
ISBN-13:
9780906782446
Publisher:
Granta
Title:
St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton - The First One Hundred and Fifty Years (1838-1988)

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