A health resort at the natural hot springs in Hanmer, North Canterbury, was converted during the First World War into a hospital for war veterans suffering from mental and nervous disorders. Queen Mary Hospital for Sick and Wounded Soldiers had high-quality facilities and treated its patients with sympathy and respect. They often made remarkable recoveries, and eventually similar treatments were used with civilian mental patients.
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Private collection, Philip McManaway
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