| Asylum (19) Insane British (12) Curious Punishments (11) |
Find real rules and staffing procedures found in mental asylums or insane asylums.
| Resident Physician|
The Resident Physician, who shall also be the Superintendent, shall be
the chief executive officer of the Asylum; he shall have the ...
| Assistant Physician|
"The Assistant Physician shall perform" the "duties, and be subject to
the responsibility of the Superintendent, in his si...
| General Rules|
1. Persons employed in the service of the Asylum will learn that
character, proper deportment, and faithfulness to duty, will alone ...
1. The Steward shall have a general oversight of the business of the
farm, garden, grounds, fences and buildings; he shall assist in
1. The Matron shall have charge of the female department of the Asylum.
It will be expected of her to be with the female patients, in ...
1. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to keep a correct account, in a book
provided for that purpose, of all supplies received by the S...
1. The Supervisors shall have a general oversight of the duties of the
Attendants; they shall spend their time chiefly in the wards, a...
1. Those employed in the wards in the care of the patients, as their
Attendants, should remember that their first duty is to treat the...
1. The Assistants will be employed with the Attendants in the care of
the patients, their rooms, clothing, etc.; they will be under th...
1. The meals of the patients shall be served promptly at the following
Breakfast. Dinner. Supper.
1. The duties of the Watchman will commence at half-past seven o'clock,
P. M., at which time he will visit the office to receive instr...
1. The Watchwoman will have charge of the interior of the female
department during the night, and in the management of the patients, a...
1. The time of service of the Porter commences and ends in alternation
with that of night watchman. Cleaning, heating and lighting the...
1. The Gardener, with the aid of such patients as can be taken out for
that purpose, shall have the care of the orchard, garden, and g...
1. The Carpenter, who is also Engineer, shall have charge of the
work-shop, tools, etc., belonging to his department of labor; he shal...
| Overseers Of Laundry|
1. The Overseers of the laundry will have charge of the house and
furniture of the laundry; they will be held responsible for the
1. The Farmer, under the direction and control of the Steward, shall
have under his immediate charge, the lands used for farming purpo...
1. Visitors and others will be permitted to visit the Institution on any
day, except Sunday, between the hours of 10 A. M. and 3 P. M....
1. The Library of the male department shall be under the charge of the
Supervisor. Every volume taken therefrom shall be charged to th...
| Medical And Superstitious Treatment Of The Insane In The Olden Time|
Among our Saxon ancestors the treatment of the insane was a curious
compound of pharmacy, superstition, and castigation. Demoniacal
| Bethlem Hospital And St Luke's|
The chief point of interest in the subject to which this chapter has
reference, centres in the questions where and what was the prov...
| Eighteenth-century Asylums Foundation Of The York Retreat|
There were in England, at the beginning of the eighteenth century,
private asylums for the insane, the beneficial treatment pursued ...
| Course Of Lunacy Legislation|
I now resume the thread of my history at the time of the exposure of the
abuses at the old York Asylum.
We have already intimated...
| Lincoln And Hanwell Progress Of Reform In The Treatment Of The Insane From 1844 To The Present Time|
Before presenting official evidence of the gradual progress in the
condition of the insane in England, we must interpose in our hist...
| Our Criminal Lunatics Broadmoor|
No one at the present day is likely to underrate the importance and
interest of the subject of this chapter.
An Act was passed in...
| Our Chancery Lunatics|
Of the relations of lunatics to that Court which Dickens describes as
having its decaying houses and its blighted lands in every shi...
| Our Idiots And Imbeciles|
Attention has of late been freshly drawn to this unfortunate class. We
propose in this chapter to give some particulars respecting t...
Our reference in a previous chapter to the singular superstitions
connected with the treatment of the insane in Scotland, renders it...
I have already spoken of the singular tradition which for so long a
period invested the Glen-na-galt, near Tralee, with the characte...
| Progress Of Psychological Medicine During The Last Forty Years 1841 And 1881|
If, gentlemen, History be correctly defined as Philosophy teaching by
examples, I do not know that I could take any subject for my A...
In completing the task which the author has attempted in the foregoing
chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles, h...
| The Bilboes|
There is no doubt that our far-away grandfathers, whether of English,
French, Dutch, Scotch or Irish blood, were much more afraid of...
| The Ducking Stool|
The ducking stool seems to have been placed on the lowest and most
contempt-bearing stage among English instruments of punishment. T...
| The Stocks|
One of the earliest institutions in every New England community was a
pair of stocks. The first public building was a meeting-house,...
| The Pillory|
Hawthorne says in his immortal Scarlet Letter:
"This scaffold constituted a portion of a penal machine which now, for
two or thre...
| Punishments Of Authors And Books|
The punishments of authors deserve a separate chapter; for since the
days of Greece and Rome their woes have been many. The burning ...
| The Whipping-post|
John Taylour, the "Water-Poet," wrote in 1630:
"In London, and within a mile, I ween
There are jails or prisons full fifteen
| The Scarlet Letter|
The rare genius of Hawthorne has immortalized in his Scarlet Letter
one mode of stigmatizing punishment common in New England. So fa...
| Branks And Gags|
The brank or scold's bridle was unknown in America in its English shape:
though from colonial records we learn that scolding women w...
| Public Penance|
The custom of performing penance in public by humiliation in church
either through significant action, position or confession has of...
| Military Punishments|
An English writer of the seventeenth century, one Gittins, says with a
burst of noble and eloquent sentiment: "A soldier should fear...
| Branding And Maiming|
There is nothing more abhorrent to the general sentiment of humanity
to-day than the universal custom of all civilized nations, unti...