David Clark

The Story of a Mental Hospital by David Clark.

Process Press, 1996. Pp. 228. £15.00

At a time when there was a chorus of criticism of the old-style mental hospitals on the edge of British towns David Clark Superintendant of Fulbourn Hospital in the outskirts of Cambridge wrote a candid, balanced and penetrating historical account of his institution and its strengths and weaknesses, (1858-1983). Highly praised in a foreword by the distinguished historian psychiatry, Roy Porter, it is a balanced account of  custodial care of mental illness at its best.