Broadmoor



noun
an institution in Berkshire, England, for housing and treating mentally ill criminals
Contemporary Examples

The Reboot Begins Randall Lane October 22, 2010
Innovators: Watch The Full Program The Daily Beast Video October 27, 2010

Historical Examples

Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles Daniel Hack Tuke
Ringan Gilhaize John Galt
Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles Daniel Hack Tuke
The Forest of Dean H. G. Nicholls
The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893 Various
Somewhere in Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
The Easiest Way Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
Oscar Wilde Leonard Cresswell Ingleby

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