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Mental health and Canadian society : historical perspectives

Author: David Wright; James E Moran
Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2006
Series: McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society, 26.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenges generalisations about the mentally ill and the history of mental health in Canada. Considering the period since colonialism, this work examines such issues as the rise of the insanity  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Wright; James E Moran
ISBN: 9780773576544 0773576541
OCLC Number: 713186137
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 266 pages : illustrations).
Contents: "Open to the public": Touring Ontario asylums in the nineteenth century / Janet Miron --
"For years we have never had a happy home": Madness and families in nineteenth-century Montreal / Thierry Nootens --
Patients at work:Insane asylum inmates' labour in Ontario, 1841-1900 / Geoffrey Reaume --
The uses of asylums: Resistance, asylum propaganda, and institutionalization strategies in turn-of-the-century Quebec / Andre Cellard and Marie-Claude Thifault --
"Loaded revolvers": Ontario's first forensic psychiatrist / Allison-Kirk Montgomery --
Turbulent spirits: Aboriginal patients in the British Columbia psychiatric system, 1879-1950 / Robert Menzies and Ted Palys --
"Prescription for survival": Brock Chisholm, sterilization, and mental health in the cold war era / Ian Dowbiggin --
Social disintegration, problem pregnancies, civilian disasters: Psychiatric research in Nova Scotia in the 1950s / Judith Fingard and John Rutherford --
Prairie psychedelics: Mental health research in Saskatchewn, 1951-1967 / Erika Dyck.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society, 26.
Responsibility: edited by James E. Moran and David Wright.
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