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Adapted from a Presentation to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

In...

The word melancholy literally means an excess of choler, or black bile.

The Humours

Its origins lie...

Fear of false imprisonment was a growing concern in eighteenth century Britain.  Private madhouses, where the...

These illustrations, take from a study by Belgian physician Joseph Guislain, show examples of some of the new...

John Moncrief, The poor man's physician (1731)

This book, authored by church minister John Moncrief...

These sketches and letters are the work of William Blacklock, created after he was admitted to the Crichton asylum...

The original source of the phrase ‘bruised reeds’ is Biblical, referring to the kindness of Jesus…

 He will...

Our free exhibition 'Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health' opened to the public on Friday 14 June and will run...

‘Captain of all these Men of Death’, the Great White Plague’ – the public fear of this great killer is clear from...

The College has launched a heritage fundraising appeal to ensure our collections are preserved for future...