This is Your Hospital and The Hurt Mind: Physical Treatment

in the series History, Health and Films, Centre for History in Public Health

Date: Wednesday 12 December 2012
Time: 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Film

This is your hospital

Documentary about the Warlingham Park Hospital, originally opened in 1903 as the Croydon Mental Hospital.  The film combines historic footage with interviews with former staff, patients and their relatives.  Introduced by Sarah Chaney, UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines and the Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives and Museum.

The Hurt Mind: Physical Treatment

Episode of the BBC’s The Hurt Mind documentary series from 1957, where leading psychiatrists and research workers describe physical treatments for mental illness.  Includes a demonstration of how electroconvulsive therapy is administered and an explanation of frontal leucotomy as well as a session of ether abreaction.

Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Ingrid James

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