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INSULIN COMA THERAPY

Insulin coma therapy (insulin shock therapy) was introduced at the Retreat in October 1938 for treatment of patients with schizophrenia and other affective psychosis. This followed favourable reports of the treatment at the Annual Meeting of the M...

LISTINGS OF PATIENTS

Names and details of patients can be found in the admission registers (RET 6/2) the case books and their indices (RET 6/5) as well as in other patients' records. Names and details of patients can also be found in the financial records (RET 3/...

MALE NURSES DEPARTMENT

See note under RET 5/12. The Male Nurses Department was instituted on 19 November 1912 with the same aims as the Trained Nurses Department

MEDICAL JOURNALS AND WEEKLY REPORT BOOKS

Provision was made for medical journals and weekly report books by section 59 of the Act 8 & 9 Victoria Cap. 100, and this provision was reiterated in Section 90 of the Act 16 & 17 Victoria Cap. 97. The books are arranged with one week to ...

MEDICAL REGISTERS

Medical Registers were introduced, along with Civil Registers (see RET 6/2/4), under the rules of the Commissioners in Lunacy of 31 October 1906. These series superseded the Registers of Patients (RET 6/2/3) which had contained both personal and m...

MILLFIELD, YORK

Millfield, Hull Road, York, was acquired in September 1919 for ‘borderland cases’ in the early stages of nervous and mental disorder, with the possibility that it might also be used as accommodation for Retreat staff.The Millfield estate comprised...

MOORLANDS, NEAR YORK

The Retreat bought Moorlands Estate, six miles from York, between Wigginton and Skelton, in 1940. The Estate comprised a house (which was subject to a lease in 1940), grounds, woodlands and two farms. The aim of the purchase was to ensure that aft...

NURSE TRAINING AT THE RETREAT

Formal training of Retreat nurses began in 1894. Nurse probationers [student nurses] received training through practical experience and lectures, took examinations and were awarded Retreat certificates (the Tuke Certificate). Outstanding nurses mi...

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