The 1961 Suicide Act

1 Suicide Act 1961
"Self-murder" became a crime under common law in England in the mid-13th Century. It was not only an offence against God, but against the King and against nature. They were tried posthumously by a coroner's jury. If they were convicted as having murdered themselves, this was "felo de se" (a felon of himself ). Their goods, including all househ...
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Garlands Hospital

Carlton Clinic
The picture on the right, is on the Carlton Clinic site. What little remains of the Garlands Hospital buildings are now incorporated into a housing estate. This is an extract from J Pitt "the first 10 years of Garlands". Building began in 1838, and on 2nd January, 1862, the institution was opened with accommodation for 200 inmat...
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Mental Health a "look back" on sexuality and diagnosis

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A word of warning – my blog contains sexual references and detailed clinical descriptions of abusive practice, that may offend or upset you.  It is based on published academic literature. Key extracts have been taken from the book Curing Queers by Tommy Dickinson.  It also outlines the rise of modern gay rights social movement and the act...
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