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Kenmore Psychiatric Hospital. Volume I, Wednesday's child / Phil Leighton-Daly
Bib ID 6809040
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Leighton-Daly, Phillip, 1951- author
 
Description Goulburn, [New South Wales] : Print NRG 2014 
xix, 270, [6] pages : illustrations, portraits, maps, facsimiles (mostly black and white) ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 9780980809336 (paperback)
Series

Kenmore Psychiatric Hospital ; 1.

Summary

"Large mental care institutions such as Kenmore and Morisset once accommodated up to 1400 and 1500 mental health patients respectively. Here was a serious attempt to provide for the needs of the disadvantaged. This is a reflective history of the large mental health institution at Kenmore. Curiously there are some who invisage a return in part to institutionalism. Protected environments where select patients can freely wander throughout picturesque rural/lakeside settings hold much appeal. Such were the enlightened perceptions of our state's founding fathers; the institutions at Kenmore and Morisset were their handiwork. Unfortunately, calming and natural sanctuaries such as Kenmore appear as expensive dinosaurs in the health and well-being of the mentally ill today ... It was the belief of Dr Manning, an early Inspector General of the Insane who fought to establish a psychiatric hospital in the serene estate at Kenmore."--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-270) and index.

Subjects Kenmore Psychiatric Hospital (Goulburn, N.S.W.) -- History.  |  Mentally ill -- Care -- History.  |  Psychiatric hospitals -- New South Wales -- Goulburn -- History.  |  Psychiatric hospital patients -- New South Wales -- Goulburn.  |  Psychiatric nurses -- New South Wales.  |  Mental health personnel -- New South Wales.  |  Australian
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Wednesday's child

Kenmore Psychiatric Hospital : Wednesday's child : volume 1

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