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Patterns of madness in the eighteenth century : a reader

Author: Allan Ingram
Publisher: Senate House, U.K. : Liverpool University Press, 1998.
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There were major changes in ideas about madness and the treatment of the mad during the 18th century, with intense debate over causes and cures. This anthology charts the history of insanity during the 18th century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Collected Works
Quelle
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Ingram
ISBN: 0853239827 9780853239826 0853239924 9780853239925
OCLC Number: 42308308
Description: x, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: George Trosse, The Life of the Reverend Mr. George Trosse (1714, c1660s) --
Thomas Willis, The Anatomy of the Brain and the Description and Use of the Nerves 91681, first published 1667) --
James Carkesse, Lucida Intervealla : Containg divers Miscellaneous Poems (1679) --
Hannah Allen, A Narrative of God's Gracious Dealing with that choice Christian Mrs. Hannah Allen 91683) --
Timothy Rogers, A Discourse Concerning Trouble of Mind and the Disease of Melancholly (1691) --
Richard Baxter, The Signs and Causes of Melancholy (1716) --
Bernard Mandeville, A Treatise of the Hypochondriak and Hysterick Diseases (1730, first published 1711) --
Anne finch, Countess of Winchilsea, Poems (1713) --
John Woodward, Select Cases and Consultations, in Physick (1757, c1712) --
Peter Shaw, The Juice of the Grape ; or Wine Prefarable to Water --
Patrick Blair, Some Observations on the Cure of the Mad Persons by the Fall of Water (1725) --
Nicholas Robinson, A New System of the Spleen, Vapours and Hypochondriack Melancholy (1729) --
George Cheyne, The English Malady (1733) --
Alexander Cruden, The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured (1739) --
John Wesley, Primitive Physic (1747) --
Anonymous, The Case of Henry Roberts, Esq. ; A Gentleman, who by unparalleled Cruelty was deprived of his Estate, under the Pretence of Idiocy (1747) --
Samuel Johnson, diaries and prayers (1752-77) --
William Battie, A Treatise on Madness (1758) --
John Monro, Remarks on Dr. Battie's Treatise on Madness (1758) --
James Boswell, letter to William Johnson Temple (1763) --
James Boswell, The Hypochondriak (1780) --
Christopher Smart, Jubilate Aguo (1763) --
William Cowper, Memoir of the Early Life of William Cowper, Esq. (1765) --
William Cowper, letter to Rev. John Newton (1790) --
John Hill, Hypochondriasis, A Practical Treatise (1766) --
John Brown, Report of the Coroner's Inquest into the Death of John Brown (1766) --
Samuel Bruckshaw, One More Proof of the Iniquitous Abuse of Private Madhouses (1774) --
Thomas Arnold, Obervations on the Nature, Kinds, Causes, and Prevention of Insanity (1806, first published 1782-86) --
Andrew Harper, A Treatise on the Real Cause and Cure of Insanity (1789) --
William Pargeter, Observations on Maniacal Disorders (1792) --
William Belcher, Address to Humanity (1796) --
William Belcher, Intellectual Electricity (1798) --
John Haslam, Observations on Insanity (1798) --
John Haslam, Illustrations of Madness : Exhibiting a Singular Case of Insanity (1810) --
Joanna Southcott, The Strange Effects of Faith (1801) --
Joanna Southcott, The Strange Effects of Faith, Second Part (1801) --
William Blake, letter to Thoms Butts (1802) --
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, letter to Tom Wedgewood (1803) --
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, letter to Joseph Cottle (1814) --
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, letter to John J. Morgan (1814) --
Joseph Mason Cox, Practical Observations on Insanity (1813), first published 1804) --
Bryan Crowther, Practical Remarks on Insanity (1811) --
Samuel Tuke, Description of the Retreat, An Institution Near York for Insane Persons of The Society of Friends (1813) --
Report from The Committee On Madhouses In England, First Report. Minutes of Evidence Taken before the Select Committee (1815) --
Urbane Metcalf, The Interior of Bethlem Hospital (1818).
Responsibility: edited by Allan Ingram.
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