The Story of Holywell Hospital, A Country Asylum, by Michael Sheane

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The Story of Holywell Hospital, A Country Asylum, by Michael Sheane

Book published by Arthur Stockwell, 31 pages. A5 size booklet (N7579)

From the rear side cover: Since Antrim's Holywell Hospital was opened as an asylum in 1898 there have been great changes in the treatment of mental illness and the way it is viewed in society. In the past Holywell was often overcrowded and underfunded. There were epidemics of infectious diseases and, in 1930, a devastating fire. Then, particularly under Dr Boyd's leadership, great efforts were made to inject energy into the social life of patients and staff, and to make the hospital an increasingly pleasant place to be. Contents include:

A fit place to build an asylym
The formnative years 1898-1932
New Horizons 1932-1947
A National Health Service Hospital

Condition of the booklet is excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a price printed and a small price sticker, both on the rear side cover