John Conolly

Standard Name: Conolly, John


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Physician John Conolly popularized the concept of moral management, in his Inquiry Concerning the Indications of Insanity.
1 June 1839
John Conolly became the resident physician at Hanwell Lunatic Asylum ; he proved that a large mental institution could be managed without physical discipline.
By 18 September 1847
John Conolly published The Construction and Government of Lunatic Asylums and Hospitals for the Insane, which likened the asylum to a home with a benevolent superintendent father.
In Treatment of the Insane Without Mechanical Restraints, physician John Conolly dramatically portrayed the advantages of state incarceration for mentally unstable women.
The public was shocked to hear that eminent physician and psychiatrist John Conolly had operated on a kickback system, receiving a 15% commission for each person he certified to confinement at Moorcroft House .
After March 1866
On the death of prominent Victorian psychiatrist John Conolly , his son-in-law and leading Darwinist psychiatrist Henry Maudsley wrote a scathing official memoir.