Institution Information - Shepherd House

Parish/County: Inveresk, Midlothian

Alternative Names: [none]

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Text from 1857 Royal Commission Report

SHEPHERD HOUSE, INVERESK; Dr. Thomson, Proprietor; Visited 3d May 1855.

This house contains only one patient, a gentleman, who has lived with Dr. Thomson for some years. He has his own attendant, and walks out, accompanied by him, whenever so disposed.

Dr. Thomson occasionally takes him a summer trip. The house is very comfortable, and the patient is well cared for.