Mary Luff undertook the first follow-up study assessing the results of treatment  at the Tavistock Clinic three years after discharge.

This  pioneering survey seeking to provide an evidence base for the work of the clinic was published in the British Medical Journal on 13 July 1935.

The figures showed that overall 65.6% of patients had had their symptoms relieved on discharge and after three years this dropped to 55%. Certain conditions such as anxiety and sexual difficulties did much better than the average.

Mary Luff: long-read

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