The story of Dr. Ralph Arrowsmith, a mid-century asylum psychiatrist with a life-long connection to British Columbia’s Riverview Hospital, a passion for the psychiatric movement and an unending commitment to his patients.
Featuring archival film and photography, this story spans forty years of mental health history.
Hosted by: Heidi Currie, Faculty of Criminology
Director: lisa g
Riverview Hospital Historical Society: Anna Tremere
Former Psychiatrist and Unit Director at Riverview Hospital: Dr. Ralph Arrowsmith
Film run time 25 minutes. Q and A , refreshments to follow.
Lisa G. Neilsen ( her Vimeo page ) created two other videos about the site a few years ago.
Asylum. ( Part I ) on Vimeo