Wilson Firth

Wilson Firth is a consultant psychiatrist, based in Leicester.

Diary: A Psychiatrist’s Story

Wilson Firth, 2 September 2004

My first job as a consultant psychiatrist was at the Towers Hospital on the edge of Leicester. At the time I believed I had been inspired by such postwar pioneers as Maxwell Jones and Tom Main, who had made asylums more egalitarian and democratic. Now I wonder if I just wanted to work in a Victorian asylum before they were all closed down. The Towers was a red-brick, three-storey structure...

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