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Craiglockhart Hydropathic

Autumn 2010 view of the former Craiglockhart Hydropathic, Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

The building shown, of the Italian style, was a hydropathic institute set up by the Craiglockhart Hydropathic Company in Edinburgh. It provided treatments for the well off at the time.

 

From 1916 the building was used as a military hospital caring for indivduals suffering from "shell-shock", now known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

 

The poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen were accommodated here and their poems appeared in the hospital magazine ("The Hydra") of which Wilfred Owen was the editor. The building now forms an impressive part of Edinburgh Napier University's Craiglockhart Campus.

 

Wilfred Owen:

 

www.warpoetry.co.uk/owena.htm#short-biog_owen

 

Dulce et Decorum Est:

 

www.warpoetry.co.uk/owen1.html

 

See also:

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craiglockhart_Hydropathic

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfred_Owen

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegfried_sassoon

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Taken in October 2010