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ATTENDANTS' INSPECTION OF PATIENTS ON ADMISSION

A signed statement was made by the attendant that a patient had been received into the ward and bathed, and any marks or bruises on admission were noted. The printed rule about the inspection of patients on admission, undated, c 1866 can be found ...

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 ...

THE APPENDAGE, YORK

The Appendage was a house near Walmgate Bar, purchased in 1810 and opened in 1811 as an annexe to the Retreat. It accommodated about a dozen patients who did not need very close confinement. Its acquisition allowed the Retreat to meet the increasi...

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