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The Diamond Jubilee

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The notable event of the year, which is now holding the attention of loyal subjects of Her Gracious Majesty, even in the uttermost ends of the earth, marks for us, too, a Diamond Jubilee. Sixty years ago, in March, 1837, Mr. Gardiner Hill recorded the use of mechanical restraint for the last time in the Lincoln Asylum; and what had been thus successfully inaugurated by Dr. Charlesworth and Mr. Hill was completed and established by Dr. Conolly, who was appointed physician at Hanwell in 1839. The Victorian epoch will ever be held memorable as a period of expansion. The forces liberated at the close of the eighteenth century, marked in psychiatric medicine by the names of Tuke and Pinel, gathered in strength of purpose in philanthropic and scientific endeavour. The Queen and the Royal Family have lent all the weight of their influence to further well-considered measures for the amelioration of the people. To this last it is the afflicted and the suffering who gain the sympathy of Her Majesty; and the tribute of the people is rendered not unto Cæsar, but to the poor who are Cæsar's care.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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