Web Resource: Social Attitudes and Mental Illness in Devon, 1845-1986

This website takes you on a fascinating journey through the history of the Devon County Lunatic Asylum at Exminster. Based on archival case notes and supplemented by Medical Superintendents' and Commissioners of Lunacy's reports as well as interviews with former staff, the website tells the stories of real patients and their journey into, and life within, the asylum, hoping to highlight changes in the legislation and care of people suffering from mental health problems.

URL: http://dcmh.exeter.ac.uk/