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A visit to St Petersburg: an experience of psychiatry in Russia

  • Ian P. Collins (a1)
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‘Welcome To Reality’ announces the bright orange graffito, in English, on the perimeter wall of The City Psychiatric Hospital Number 3. A superfluous arrow points to the gate house. This is a large general psychiatric hospital of 2150 beds serving a population of 1.7 million people and also providing my first experience of Russian psychiatry. The buildings, some wooden, date from 1870 onwards and are set in a large area of mature woodland enclosed by a high wall in the northern suburbs of the city.

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  • Ian P. Collins (a1)
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