Cold Baths Don’t Work

A History of Mental Health Care in the Hitchin Area

Mike Clarke

Cold Baths Don't WorkA history of mental health care in the Hitchin area from earliest times, when mental illness was known as ‘lunacy’ and learning difficulties as ‘idiocy’, to the founding of Fairfield Three Counties Hospital in the 1850s, and later. Mike Clarke has written a thoroughly-researched illustrated history detailing the changing face of mental health care over the centuries.

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Price: £12.95   Reduced price – now only £5.00
ISBN: 978-0-955-24116-1
Publisher: © Mike Clarke, Hitchin Historical Society 2011
Design: Barrie Dack & Associates
Printer: Olive Press, The Green, Stotfold, Hitchin, Herts SG5 4AN
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