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The history of Bethlem

Author: Jonathan Andrews
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
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Bethlem Hospital, popularly known as ""Bedlam"", is a unique institution. Now seven hundred and fifty years old, it has been continuously involved in the care of the mentally ill in London since at least the 1400s. As such it has a strong claim to be the oldest foundation in Europe with an unbroken history of sheltering and treating the mentally disturbed. During this time, Bethlem has transcended locality to become  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
History of Bethlem.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
(DLC) 96052471
(OCoLC)36138828
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Andrews
ISBN: 9781136098529 1136098526 1299697860 9781299697867
OCLC Number: 852159260
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 752 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; THE HISTORY OF BETHLEM; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of plates; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction; PART I: 1247-1633; 2 Background; 3 The foundation of the Priory of St Mary of Bethlehem; 4 The development of the Bethlem precinct; 5 Politics and patronage; 6 Bethlem's income; 7 From Bethlehem to Bedlam: changing roles and personnel; 8 Medieval attitudes towards and treatment of the insane; 9 Institutional care for the insane in medieval and early modern times; 10 Images of Bedlam; PART II: 1633-1783. 11 Background12 'Charitable persons for excellent ends': the administration and finance ofBethlem; 13 Visiting; 14 'The discipline of the house': environment, management and architecture; 15 The architecture of Bethlem at Moorfields; 16 Medicine, medical officers and therapeutics; 17 The rule of 'sky-colour'd coats': inferior officers and servants; 18 Admission and discharge; 19 The politics of committal to early modern Bethlem; PART III: 1783-1900; 20 Encomium: Bethlem, charity and the first history of the Hospital; 21 Fact and fancy; 22 A change of scene: Bethlem's move to Southwark. 23 Attack: Bethlem and the 1815 Select Committee24 Bethlem and reform; 25 Investigation; 26 Classifying and consoling; 27 A Victorian institution; PART IV: 1900 to the present; 28 Bethlem and the twentieth century; 29 A new Eden: Bethlem's move to Monks Orchard; 30 New beginnings: the merger of Bethlem and the Maudsley; 31 Managing millions: administration and finance, 1901-82; 32 Serving Bethlem: medical and nursing staff, 1901-82; 33 'In a presumably curable condition': the character of admissions in the twentieth century. 34 Tempering madness: patients and the treatment of mental illness intwentieth-century Bethlem35 From SHA to NHS trust, 1982-94; 36 Conclusion; PART V: Appendices; 1 Masters, wardens or keepers of Bethlem, 1247-1633; 2 Bethlem and Bridewell presidents, 1606-1793; 3 Bethlem and Bridewell apothecaries, 1634-1816; 4 Bethlem and Bridewell physicians, 1619-1816; 5 Bethlem and Bridewell surgeons, 1629-1815; 6 Bethlem medical officers, 1783-1900; 7 Twentieth-century Bethlem officers; Name index; Subject index.
Responsibility: Jonathan Andrews [and others].
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The History of Bethlem is a scholarly history of this key establishment, looking at Bethlem's role within the caring institutions in the context of the history of Britain, London, hospitals and  Read more...

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