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WEEKLY RETURNS

Weekly returns were sent to the Secretary's office each Monday giving details of numbers of patients, attendants and nurses etc, and any changes during the week. The volume below is a book of stubs with these details entered. Sections for num...

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...

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...

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...

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