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The Catastrophe at Southall Park


It is rarely indeed that so sad and fatal an occurrence as the calamity at the Southall Private Asylum occurs to bring home to those who have the charge of the helpless and insane the added risk they incur of loss of life in the event of fire. Little is known of the circumstances immediately attending the fate of the victims of this fire, but it redounds to Dr. Boyd's credit that when he perished in the flames in the early morning of the 14th of August, he was returning to look after the security of his patients, after having seen his daughters to a place of safety, by which they escaped from the house.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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  • EISSN: 2514-9946
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