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Friern Hospital, London: a young naked boy with spots on his arms and legs. Photograph, 1890/1910.

Date
1890


About this work

Description

Friern Hospital, previously known as Colney Hatch Asylum, a psychiatric hospital, opened in Barnet, North London in July 1851. Initially it held 1,250 patients, but by the time it was renamed as Friern Hospital in 1937, it had been enlarged and held 2,700. The hospital closed c. 1995

Publication/Creation

[Barnet]

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint, silver gelatin ; sheet 14 x 4 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 34132i

Lettering note

Folio bears number: 14

Languages

  • English


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