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In the early part of the 20th century, part of the hospital was devoted to treating shellshocked World War One soldiers, but most of the patients were 'pauper lunatics' who were detained under the Lunacy Act 1890.
In the early part of the 20th century, a section of the Kirkburton hospital was devoted to treating shell-shocked World War One soldiers, but most of the patients were 'pauper lunatics' who were detained under the Lunacy Act 1890.