'DIED TODAY' The Brief Lives of Patients at Claremont Hospital for the Insane 1909-1919

David Theodore Roth
The Case Books of Claremont Hospital for the Insane in Perth, Western Australia, record many cryptically explained patient deaths in the early twentieth century . This thesis explores the reasons for these deaths and how patients came to harm. It examines the expectation of hospital life for the most vulnerable groups of patients, comparing mortality at Claremont with mortality at other institutions. The distinctive economic, political and social conditions in Western Australia, a frontier state,...
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