Interview

Radiotherapy: Remembering Larundel Psychiatric Hospital

Standing in the outskirts of Melbourne, Larundel Psychiatric Hospital exemplified the attitudes and approaches towards psychiatric treatment in the 20th century. But with the move towards acute psychiatric wards and hospital treatments, Larundel was shuttered. The new book Out Of The Madhouse: From Asylums To Caring Community? takes readers inside Larundel. Authors Sandy Jeffs and Margaret Leggatt join Radiotherapy to discuss the hospital's legacy. Out Of The Madhouse: From Asylums To Caring Community? is out now through Arcadia.

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Listen to Radiotherapy: Remembering Larundel Psychiatric Hospital14:5325 October 2020