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Fifty Years in Bethlem Hospital—The Case of “Mo.”

  • R. Percy Smith (a1)

There died recently in Bethlem Hospital an old man, commonly known as “Mo,” for many years a familiar figure, well-known to all resident, and to most of those who have frequented the institution as visitors. Though there is nothing very noteworthy of late about his mental condition, yet the fact of his long residence (50 years) in Bethlem and ten years in other asylums, and in his early life his forcing himself into public notice by stopping the Queen's horse in the Park, render him interesting. Further, he left behind him a memoir headed, “The Political Fool, or the life and delusions of ‘Mo,’” which shows the growth of his insanity from its commencement.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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Fifty Years in Bethlem Hospital—The Case of “Mo.”

  • R. Percy Smith (a1)
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