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    Norfolk Lunatic Asylum

    Notes of admissions, treatments & discharges 1814-1816 and 1834:-

    Summary details of patients at Norfolk Lunatic Asylum

    May be of use to someone - makes interesting reading in any event


    eg Mary Groom aged 62 was prescribed "1/2 pint port wine/ day + 30 drops/twice per day" and poor John Long pulled out his left eye and was prescribed leeches
    Last edited by Muggins in Sussex; 10-12-07, 17:45.
    Joan

    "Nepotism - We promote family values here as often as we promote family members"- Larry Kersten, American sociologist and author

    #2
    Interesting,,,,My great grandfather worked there and was on duty there in a census,,,,He wasn't at home that night so found him there...
    Looking for: Jeary,Murton,Minall and Polley...

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      #3
      wow very sad,the reasons some have given,brenda xxx

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        #4
        Very interesting reading. My 3 x gt grandaunt Patience Dunt is there, and another Dunt female was also in this asylum at one time. Not sure if there was a genetic tendency to insanity, or if it was just a way of getting rid of troublesome unmarried females.
        ~ with love from Little Nell~
        Chowns, Dunt, Emms, Mealing, Purvey & Smoothy

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          #5
          very interesting Joan loved this one hope this is not a breech of copywright

          Marriage disappointment
          Constable's account: violent & restless state and wandering at nights; due to disappointment in marriage

          wonder what they meant by that ???


          Val

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            #6
            My guess is she was jilted by fiance? A fascinating story behind all these inmates' sad entries, I'm sure.
            ~ with love from Little Nell~
            Chowns, Dunt, Emms, Mealing, Purvey & Smoothy

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