Institution Information - Mrs Monro's House, Market Street, Fisherrow

Town/Parish/County: Musselburgh, Inveresk, Midlothian

Alternative Names: [none]

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Text from 1857 Royal Commission Report

“MRS. MONRO'S HOUSE, MUSSELBURGH; Visited 1st May 1855.

This is a small house of four rooms, situated in Market Street, and is entered from a garden by an outside stair.

It contains three patients, all paupers, who pay £20 a year each, including all expenses. The patients, a male and two females, seem tolerably well cared for. They are generally quiet and easily managed; but one of the females occasionally becomes excited, and is then restrained without medical sanction. There is no record of restraint.

Mr. Wilson, the inspector of the poor of Inveresk, is the medical attendant.

Mrs. Monro and her sister attend to the patients.”

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