Tag Archives: Hospitals

The Red Cross meets the Suffragettes via an Indian Princess

The Red Cross’s Voluntary Aid Detachments (VADs) from World War One have in the past been saddled with a popular public image something akin to the Women’s Institute meets Florence Nightingale: all jam and Jerusalem and ladies mopping feverish brows. … Continue reading

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Private Minds, Public Histories: Discovering Archives of Mental Illness and Learning Disability at Surrey History Centre. 

Surrey had more mental hospitals than most English counties, including 18th century private madhouses, Victorian county asylums like Springfield in Tooting or Brookwood in Woking and charitable foundations such as the Holloway Sanatorium at Egham and the Royal Earlswood Asylum … Continue reading

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