Before the Mental Health Act 1959, the Lunacy and Mental Treatment Acts 1890 to 19301 provided generally for the reception, care and treatment of the mentally ill (apart from criminal lunatics2) either as voluntary3 or temporary4 patients, or as patients detained under reception orders5 made by single justices, or orders having the like effect6. The Mental Deficiency Acts 1913 to 19387 similarly provided for the reception, care and treatment of the mentally defective8 under orders made by judicial authorities9, or in certain cases by a court10, or by the Secretary of State11, or on the written authority of a
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