History of mental health services South Africa

  • M Minde

Abstract

During the British Occupation mental patients were detained in the old Slave Lodge, the old Somerset Hospital and on Robben Island. In 1846 the first mental hospital was formally established on Robben Island, and was finally closed down in 1920. The history of our early lunacy laws is described.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 1629 (1974).

Author Biography

M Minde
Claremont, Cape
Published
2018-03-31
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135