Thomas Prichard and the non-restraint movement at the Northampton Asylum

Camilla Haw, Graeme Yorston
2004 Psychiatric bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists  
Robert Gardiner Hill, house surgeon, and Edward Charlesworth, physician and governor, at the Lincoln County Asylum are generally regarded as being the pioneers of the non-restraint movement in the UK, having totally abolished the use of mechanical restraints at that institution by 1838 (Lincolnshire Archives, 1838; Smith, 1999). John Connolly introduced non-restraint to the Hanwell Asylum in the summer of 1839, closely following Lincoln (Hunter & Macalpine, 1968). However, Gardiner Hill
more » ... ested the credit for introducing non-restraint in its full extent should go to Dr Thomas Prichard of the Northampton Asylum (Hill, 1857).
doi:10.1192/pb.28.4.140 fatcat:esdbiawvo5d4josv6n3754ksse