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Dr. John Connolly
Dates: 1784 / 1866
Short Biography: An influential figure in the care and treatment of the insane. Founder member of the Warwick and Leamington Phrenological Society and of the WNHAS. Involved with the Warwick Dispensary for the poor, lectured at the Warwick Mechanic’s Institute, co-author of ‘The Working Men’s Companion’ and, in 1830, ‘An Inquiry Concerning the Indications of Insanity’. A regular donor to the Society until he left in 1839 to become Resident Physician to the country’s largest mental institution, the Hanwell Asylum, in Middlesex.
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