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Mental Health Act 1983.

Mental Health Act 1983. 1720 BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL VOLUME 286 28 MAY Contemporary Themes Health Act 1983 Mental JOHN R HAMILTON An initial look into the is to the designed to provide humane care-the Retreat in past York-was necessary gather together established. The saw threads which have been intertwined to form the new following year that major landmark in Mental the history of Health Act and the in which it will psychiatry, the unchaining of the insane in the setting operate. Throughout aims have Bicetre Hospital in Paris Pinel. the history of mental health the been to by legislation or institutions for the dis- In 1800 the first piece of legislation provide hospitals other designed specifically for mentally of over the mentally abnormal offenders-the first Criminal ordered, to provide some Lunatics Act system public supervision of care in such to for the -was passed. Thereafter the new breed of standards con- criminal lunatics institutions, legislate accumulated under which can be and in the Bethlem and elsewhere ditions patients leading Parliament compulsorily detained, to recognise the need for a to the sane unwarranted detention. special national institution protect against for their care. The result was the passing of the 1860 Criminal Lunatics Act and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Medical Journal (Clinical research ed.) British Medical Journal

Mental Health Act 1983.

British Medical Journal (Clinical research ed.) , Volume 286 (6379) – May 28, 1983

Mental Health Act 1983.

British Medical Journal (Clinical research ed.) , Volume 286 (6379) – May 28, 1983

Abstract

1720 BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL VOLUME 286 28 MAY Contemporary Themes Health Act 1983 Mental JOHN R HAMILTON An initial look into the is to the designed to provide humane care-the Retreat in past York-was necessary gather together established. The saw threads which have been intertwined to form the new following year that major landmark in Mental the history of Health Act and the in which it will psychiatry, the unchaining of the insane in the setting operate. Throughout aims have Bicetre Hospital in Paris Pinel. the history of mental health the been to by legislation or institutions for the dis- In 1800 the first piece of legislation provide hospitals other designed specifically for mentally of over the mentally abnormal offenders-the first Criminal ordered, to provide some Lunatics Act system public supervision of care in such to for the -was passed. Thereafter the new breed of standards con- criminal lunatics institutions, legislate accumulated under which can be and in the Bethlem and elsewhere ditions patients leading Parliament compulsorily detained, to recognise the need for a to the sane unwarranted detention. special national institution protect against for their care. The result was the passing of the 1860 Criminal Lunatics Act and

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
ISSN
0007-1447
eISSN
1468-5833
DOI
10.1136/bmj.286.6379.1720
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Abstract

1720 BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL VOLUME 286 28 MAY Contemporary Themes Health Act 1983 Mental JOHN R HAMILTON An initial look into the is to the designed to provide humane care-the Retreat in past York-was necessary gather together established. The saw threads which have been intertwined to form the new following year that major landmark in Mental the history of Health Act and the in which it will psychiatry, the unchaining of the insane in the setting operate. Throughout aims have Bicetre Hospital in Paris Pinel. the history of mental health the been to by legislation or institutions for the dis- In 1800 the first piece of legislation provide hospitals other designed specifically for mentally of over the mentally abnormal offenders-the first Criminal ordered, to provide some Lunatics Act system public supervision of care in such to for the -was passed. Thereafter the new breed of standards con- criminal lunatics institutions, legislate accumulated under which can be and in the Bethlem and elsewhere ditions patients leading Parliament compulsorily detained, to recognise the need for a to the sane unwarranted detention. special national institution protect against for their care. The result was the passing of the 1860 Criminal Lunatics Act and

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British Medical Journal (Clinical research ed.)British Medical Journal

Published: May 28, 1983

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