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STAFF CORRESPONDENCE

This comprises correspondence with, or relating to, individual staff, but also some papers about staffing and staff matters. There is some overlap with material in RET 5/1 and RET 5/6. The earlier folders relate more or less entirely to nurses and...

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...

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 These series superseded the Registers of Patients (RET 6/2/3) which had contained both personal and m...

ELECTRO-CONVULSANT TREATMENT

The Retreat began cardiazol convulsion therapy in October 1938 following favourable reports of the treatment at the Annual Meeting of the Medico Psychological Association in July 1938.However in 1940 Retreat doctors tried a different method of ind...

TRAINED NURSES DEPARTMENT

The Trained Nurses Department began in early April 1908, an extension of the Private Nursing Department successfully commenced by the Retreat in 1902. The Trained Nurses Department had a separate location, at 4 Belle Vue Terrace. The function of ...

WARD REPORT BOOKS

These books enter details about what was going on within the wards: admissions, discharges, medicines given, patients' activities or sleeping patterns, and any other incidents. There are different series of volumes, some covering males and so...

Papers relating to York Lunatic Asylum

These papers all relate to the controversies at York Lunatic Asylum in the early 19th c. Samuel Tuke was one of the reforming party who eventually effected reform in the asylum's staffing and management, and he subsequently became closely inv...

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/...

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