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REGISTERS OF MECHANICAL RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION

The Act 53 Victoria c. 5 Sect. 40 (the Lunacy Act of 1845) provided for the controlled use and certification of mechanical restraint which was to be regulated by the Commissioners in Lunacy. The regulations of the Commissioners (later the Board of...

RETREAT MAGAZINES

Issues of Harbour Lights, 1923-1941; Old Tuke's Almanak, 1952-1954; and Phoenix, 1956 -1959.

RETREAT OPERATING THEATRE

The operation of pre-frontal leucotomy was introduced into the UK in 1943 and in that year six Retreat patients were given pre-frontal-leucotomies.Such operations at the Retreat in the early 1940s were performed by a surgeon from the Department of...

Retreat Psychiatrists' private consulting practice

Retreat psychiatrists also acted as consultants, seeing private patients and patients referred to them by other doctors. Private patients were seen either at the Retreat, or at consulting rooms elsewhere.Such consulting work formally began under D...

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...

STAFF RULES AND REGULATIONS

These are in addition to the general rules and regulations of the Retreat (see RET 1/3). They are instructions to the nurses and attendants and reveal much detail and information about the daily routines of staff and patients at the Retreat, patie...

Slave trade papers

It is not clear how these few items came to the Retreat: they may have been gathered at the time (the petition is by the Retreat's own servants); but they might have been donated to the Retreat later on, as many papers of historical interest ...

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