Archive for July, 2010

City Of Cardiff Mental Hospital, Whitchurch, Glamorgan. General Rules. 1909

July 27th, 2010

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Rule 280.

An ample supply of books, newspapers, and cheap publications of a cheerful nature shall be provided, maintained and circulated. Various means of amusement, indoor and outdoor, shall be placed at the disposal of the Patients, and they shall be encouraged to have frequent recourse to them.

City Of Cardiff Mental Hospital, Whitchurch, Glamorgan. General Rules. 1909

July 26th, 2010

THE DISPENSING CHEMIST

(May be Male or Female: same rules.)

Rule 134.

He shall take photographs of the Patients on their admission and discharge, and other photographs, photomicrographs, and skiagraphs as required, and a copy of each photograph and skiagraph shall be inserted by him in the Case-Books.

Skiagraph is a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)

City Of Cardiff Mental Hospital, Whitchurch, Glamorgan. General Rules. 1909

July 22nd, 2010

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Rule 282.

The Airing Courts shall be open to their respective classes of Patients every day, whenever the weather is favourable, and be used as far as circumstances will permit, but whenever so used, one Attendant or Nurse at least shall be present. Exercise in the Asylum grounds, beyond the Airing Courts, shall be given, as far as possible, to every Patient.

Victorian Pharmacy

July 19th, 2010

A new programme on BBC 2 all about what life was like as a Victorian Pharmacist

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t3zhy

In the first programme they look at various treatments including leaches.

City Of Cardiff Mental Hospital, Whitchurch, Glamorgan. General Rules. 1909

July 19th, 2010

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Rule 295.

No Visitor or Union Officer shall be left alone with a Patient without the express permission of the Medical Superintendent. Letters and parcels to and from Patients shall pass through the hands of the Medical Superintendent, who shall deal with them as directed by Section 41 of the Lunacy Act, 1890.

City Of Cardiff Mental Hospital, Whitchurch, Glamorgan. General Rules. 1909

July 10th, 2010

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Rule 340.

In regard to all duties not provided for in the Rules and Regulations, the Medical Superintendent shall be consulted, and his directions obeyed.

The rule noted above is the last rule in the book.