Maghull and the Great War Remembered: Shell Shock – the impact and aftermath on lives and minds

Maghull and the Great War Remembered: Shell Shock – the impact and aftermath on lives and minds

Moss Side Military Hospital in Maghull pioneered treatment for soldiers with shell shock during the First World War & treated over 3,600 patients between opening in December 1914 and 1919. Moss Side became renowned in the developing field of psychological medicine, with clinical staff at the time were described as “the brilliant band of workers who made Maghull the centre for the study of abnormal psychology”.

The Moss Side site eventually closed in 1995 and the buildings were later demolished but is now the subject of an exciting Heritage Lottery Funded project at The Atkinson in Southport to ensure the legacy of those who worked and were treated there is not forgotten during the centenary commemorations of the Great War.

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In conjunction with Dr Sam Edwards, Dr Ben Edwards and Amy Walling from Manchester Metropolitan University, The Atkinson, Sefton Library Services and archives consultant Kevin Bolton, our own “brilliant band” of local volunteers have been unearthing fascinating stories relating to the hospital, its staff and its patients. Keep an eye out on this upcoming series of blog posts where we will share the stories volunteers have uncovered.

Amy Walling, Manchester Metropolitan University

 

 


Headline Image is Exterior of Moss Side Hospital

Copyright: Image courtesy of Dr Rowlands

 

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Posted on 25 May 2018 under Moss Side Military Hospital

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