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Victorian lunacy : Richard M. Bucke and the practice of late nineteenth-century psychiatry

Author: S E D Shortt
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge history of medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This 1986 book explores the theory and practice of late nineteenth-century psychiatry. Psychiatric theory is discussed less as an objective body of biomedical knowledge than as a product of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Richard Maurice Bucke; Richard Maurice Bucke
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S E D Shortt
ISBN: 9780521309998 0521309999 9780521172820 0521172829
OCLC Number: 624413721
Notes: Originally published: 1986.
Description: xvi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of tables; List of illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations; Note on primary sources; Introduction; 1. The topography of a Victorian medical life; 2. The human ecology of the London Asylum; 3. Toward a secular physiology of mind; 4. The social genesis of etiological speculation; 5. Treatment tactics and professional aspirations; Epilogue; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge history of medicine.
Responsibility: S.E.D. Shortt.

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