Edward Long Fox

Died aged c. 74

Edward Long Fox (26 April 1761 – 1835) was an English psychiatrist. He established an insane asylum at Brislington House, near Bristol, England, and classified the patients according to social class as well as behavioural presentation. He was a member of the Fox family of Falmouth, one of the 11 children of Joseph Fox (1729–1784) and Elizabeth Hingston, his wife. He graduated and MD from the University of Edinburgh in 1784. Following the death of John Till Adams in 1786 he cared for many of Till Adams patients in the local Quaker community. Around the same time he joined Bristol Infirmary as a physician. He worked there for 30 years. In 1830, he purchased Knightstone Island in Weston-super-Mare to create a therapeutic spa with a range of hot, cold and chemical baths.

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Dr Edward Long Fox 1761-1835 pioneering psychiatrist. Created the therapeutic spa on Knightstone Island to help treat mental health patients

Knightstone Island, Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom where they worked