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The Burdens — pioneers in mental health

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

J. Jancar*
Stoke Park Hospital, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1QU
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Rarely in a lifetime do three people contribute to society in so many ways as the Burdens in Bristol. Here are some of their major achievements.

The Reverend Burden and his wifw Katharine opened ‘The Royal Victoria Home’, near Horfield Prison, for the care of inebriate women and girls in moral danger in 1895.

Sketches from the history of psychiatry
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