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Bethlem Royal Hospital

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Mother and Baby Unit, Bethlem Royal Hospital

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Bethlem Museum of the Mind: Museum of the Year 2016 finalist

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Occupational Therapy Garden at Bethlem Royal Hospital

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The Bethlem Royal Hospital(2)

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The Bethlem Royal Hospital(1)

Bethlem Royal Hospital, also known as St Mary Bethlehem, Bethlehem Hospital and Bedlam, is a psychiatric hospital in London. Its famous history has inspired several horror books, films and TV series, most notably Bedlam, a 1946 film with Boris Karloff.
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  • Foundation 

  • Politics and patronage 

  • From Bethlem to Bedlam 

  • Management 

  • Helkiah Crooke 

  • Conditions 

  • Medical regime 

  • Bethlem rebuilt at Moorfields 

  • Public visiting 

  • 1791–1900 

  • Bethlem rebuilt at St George's Fields 

  • 1815–16 Parliamentary Inquiry 

  • 1930 to the present 

  • 750th anniversary and "Reclaim Bedlam" campaign 

  • Recent developments 

  • Fatal restraints 

  • Facilities 

  • Media 

  • Notable patients