Story: Mental health services

Early psychotropic drugs, Porirua Hospital Museum

Early psychotropic drugs, Porirua Hospital Museum

From the 1950s powerful specialised drugs such as Largactil largely replaced forms of physical restraint. This range of Largactil packages is on display in the Porirua Hospital Museum.

Courtesy of Porirua Hospital Museum

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How to cite this page:

Warwick Brunton, 'Mental health services - Psychiatric hospitals, 1940s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29416/early-psychotropic-drugs-porirua-hospital-museum (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Warwick Brunton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 Jun 2018