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Madness at home : the psychiatrist, the patient, and the family in England, 1820-1860

Author: Akihito Suzuki
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Series: Medicine and society, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Akihito Suzuki's richly detailed social history includes several fascinating case histories and looks closely at little studied source material to provide an illuminating historical perspective on our own day and age, when the mentally ill are mainly treated at home and in the community.
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Akihito Suzuki
ISBN: 0520245806 9780520245808
OCLC Number: 59148450
Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Commissions of lunacy: background, sources, and content --
The structure of psychiatric practice --
The problems of liberty and property --
Managing lunatics within the domestic sphere --
Destabilizing the domestic psychiatric regime --
Public authorities and the ambiguities of the lunatic at home.
Series Title: Medicine and society, 13.
Other Titles: Psychiatrist, the patient, and the family in England, 1820-1860
Responsibility: Akihito Suzuki.
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