In Chapter 5, Wakefield traveled to London, where he investigated the East Hill Asylum.

Historical AntecedentsEdit

The Huguenots Edit

East Hill is a street in Wandsworth, a borough in southwest London. In the 19th century, there was a mental institution on East Hill called The Huguenots. It billed itself as a “private asylum for the care and treatment of ladies mentally afflicted.” The East Hill Asylum may have been partially based on this mental institution.

  • Listing (Shaw's Local Government Manual, 1882)
  • Advertisement (Churchill Medical Directory, 1884)
  • Photograph (Wandsworth Heritage Service, circa 1894)

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