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Insanity, institutions, and society, 1800-1914 : a social history of madness in comparative perspective

Author: Joseph Melling; Bill Forsythe
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Series: Studies in the social history of medicine.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A valuable guide to current work in the social and cultural history of insanity. It provides a comprehensive summary of the debates on the growth of institutional care during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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History
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Insanity, institutions, and society, 1800-1914.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
(DLC) 98041827
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Melling; Bill Forsythe
ISBN: 0203025784 9780203025789
OCLC Number: 70763533
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 328 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Notes on contributors; Preface; Accommodating madness: new research in the social history of insanity and institutions JOSEPH MELLING; The English experience of the county lunatic asylum; The county asylum in the mixed economy of care, 1808 1845 LEONARD D. SMITH; The asylum and the Poor Law: the productive alliance PETER BARTLETT; Politics of lunacy: central state regulation and the Devon Pauper Lunatic Asylum, 1845 1914 BILL FORSYTHE, JOSEPH MELLING AND RICHARD ADAIR.
Series Title: Studies in the social history of medicine.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph Melling and Bill Forsythe.

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A valuable guide to current work in the social and cultural history of insanity. It provides a comprehensive summary of the debates on the growth of institutional care during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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