Who was Admitted to a Mental Hospital 100 Years Ago?

  • John G. Howells


In 1880 there were 450 certified patients at the Suffolk Lunatic Asylum with a staff of 50 keepr/tradesmen. At the end of this paper I shall observe the position in relation to the number of patients and staff 100 years later.


Mental Hospital Medical Superintendent Suffolk County Religious Delusion Christmas Card 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    D. H. Tuke, “History of the Insane in the British Isles,” Kegan Paul, Trench, London (1882).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    J. R. Whitwell, “Analecta Psychiatrica,” Lewis, London (1946).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    J. R. Whitwell, “Historical Notes on Psychiatry,” Lewis, London (1936).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    H. C. Burdett, “Hospitals and Asylums of the World,” Churchill, London (1891).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    G. A. Tucker, “Lunacy in Many Lands,” N.S.W. Government Printer (1887).Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    J. G. Howells and M. L. Osborn, “A Reference Companion to the History of Abnormal Psychology,” Greenwood Press, Westport (1983).Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    D. H. Tuke, “A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine,” Churchill, London (1892).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. Howells
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of Family PsychiatryIpswich, SuffolkEngland

Personalised recommendations