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Guy's Hospital Mad house

Guys Mad house 1827

This detail of Greenwood's 1827 map of London shows Guy's Mad House which appears to be a panopticon.

The idea of a panopticon was devised by Jeremy Bentham in 1791 (see here). It allowed a small number of staff to supervise several wards.

By the late 19th Century the Mad House had been converted into wards and student rooms

 

19th map of guys

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Guy's Passage Way and part of London Bridge bullet point Guy's Madhouse bullet point

Guy's Coat of Arms bullet point Evelina Children's Hospital bullet point Guy's Panorama bullet point Guided tour of the Hospital

 

 

 

22/07/2012 KPF