Patients took a great deal to do with the day to day running of the hospital, utilising the many skills and professions they came into the hospital with. For example, in 1875 Dr. Clouston delivered a lecture with the carefully considered title ‘On Mental Health’, it explored the concept that the term ‘health’ could be applied to the mind just as much as to the body. These drawings were completed by a patient and likely used by Skae and Clouston as lecture prompts.

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