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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This provocatively argued study, paints a fascinating picture of how families viewed and managed madness, suggesting that the family actually played a critical role in caring for the insane and in the development of psychiatry itself.
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Suzuki, Akihito, 1963-
Madness at home.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005010547
(OCoLC)59148450
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Akihito Suzuki
ISBN: 9780520932210 0520932218 1423745485 9781423745488 1598759310 9781598759310 9780520245808 0520245806 1282358839 9781282358836
OCLC Number: 62861615
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Commission of lunacy: background, sources, and contents --
The structure of the psychiatric bedside --
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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