Typescript notes for a lecture to medical students at Lennox Castle Hospital on mental deficiency

Scope and Content

In his opening line he addresses "Dr MacGillivray, Matron, Ladies and Gentlemen" and explains that he is "somewhat of a stranger" in mental deficiency hospitals. Lennox Castle Hospital was built by Glasgow Corporation as a hospital for mentally deficient people. It had 1,200 beds when it opened in 1936 and was the largest mental deficiency hospital in Britain. Lecture covers Rodger's experience as an army psychiatrist and an increase in mental health problems following World War I and Word War II.

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