Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Bethlem hospital

  • The history of Bethlem Hospital

    Janice Tiao Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States   Bethlem Hospital Perhaps no hospital has made its mark on human imagination as much as Bethlem Hospital, located outside London. The first hospital in England to specialize in the care of the insane, Bethlem gave birth to the caricature of the lunatic asylum as a place filled with…