Are the times changing?

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We asked academic and activist Miro Griffiths to choose his favourite stories from our site, and give his own thoughts. This is a longer version of a piece which you can also see in our Story section.

What Became of Violet H Thompson?

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Ann Newman looks at the case notes of a female patient of Chiswick House, finds evidence of Victorian attitudes percolating into 20th century medical thought, and discovers more loose ends than satisfying conclusions…

The Inheritance of Arthur Knowles

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Maxine uncovers the story of an inmate of Manor House Asylum, Chiswick who may have been suffering from a hereditary degenerative disease. But further digging suggests there may be more to her initial diagnosis…