History of mental health services South Africa
AbstractDuring 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).
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