Rethinking the Asylum: Dr Down and the History of Learning Disability

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When an episode of BBC’s Panorama (2011) exposed shocking levels abuse at Winterbourne View, a care home for patients with learning disabilities, a number of commentators were quick to liken the home, and the cruelty that happened there, to a Victorian asylum.
Read the full Blog from the Victorian Clinic Posted 11 August 2013