Unlikely reformer: Dr Henry Calvert Barnett (1832–1897)

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Objective: To provide a brief biography of Western Australian colonial lunacy superintendent Dr Henry Calvert Barnett. Method: A range of primary sources were consulted. Results: Barnett was a complex man: a caring and forward-thinking practitioner who had a colourful and turbulent private life. Conclusions: Barnett’s contribution to mental health service development in Western Australia was genuine and worthwhile, and should be recognised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-500
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


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