Mentally ill patients, Bethlehem Hospital (‘Bedlam’)

#Picture Number SO98

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the men’s ward, Bethlehem Hospital (‘Bedlam’), with mentally ill patients relaxing. The hospital was rebuilt in 1812 and enlarged in 1838 and subsequently. Victorian philanthropy has provided the patients with a long, airy room adorned with pictures and flowers, where they can read, play board games and enjoy making music.