06 February 2019

6th February 2014, Henry Rollin - a progressive psychiatrist - dies aged 102


Henry Rollin, born 17th November 1911, died 6th February 6th 2014 at the age of 102. He was a psychiatrist who helped transform old mental hospitals into more caring places.

 He worked at St Lawrences, Caterham (learning disabled), and Cane Hill Hospital, Coulsdon (psychiatry), and then Horton Hospital, Epsom (psychiatry), where he was deputy medical superintendent from 1948 to 1975. He helped transform Horton, one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the country, by directing the brightening up of the buildings, and patients' clothing, and introducing active therapies. He is mentioned as an advocate of music therapy.

 To find out more read either the Daily Telegraph or Munksroll Obituary.

 Thankyou to The Mental Health Timeline for the date.

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