31 March 2015

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
Among the revised sketches is the medical record of Richard Henry Sackett's wife Elizabeth, who was confined several times in the Bethlem Hospital, London. This was the lunatic asylum notoriously known as "Bedlam" because of its dreadful conditions. By Elizabeth's time, however, there had been big improvements and the records give a sense that patients were treated with compassion and professionalism, although she was still subjected to "leeches, blisters, and purgations" to relieve her headaches.