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Mental illness and learning disability since 1850 : finding a place for mental disorder in the United Kingdom

Author: Pamela Dale; Joseph Melling
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Routledge studies in the social history of medicine, 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes information on the role and power of institutions for treating and incarcerating the insane. This volume challenges scholarship, and focuses on a range of factors impacting on the care and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Historical Works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Dale; Joseph Melling
ISBN: 0415364914 9780415364911 0203015940 9780203015940 9780415514132 0415514134 9786610517930 6610517932
OCLC Number: 61253891
Description: xi, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The politics of mental welfare : fresh perspectives on the history of institutionalized care for the mentally ill and disabled / Pamela Dale and Joseph Melling --
Workhouse care of the insane, 1845-1890 / Elaine Murphy --
Needs and desires in the care of paper lunatics : admissions to Worcester Asylum, 1852-1872 / Frank Crompton --
'Buried alive by her friends' : asylum narratives and the English governess, 1845-1914 / Joseph Melling --
Separatism and exclusion : women in psychiatry, 1900-1950 / Louise Westwood --
Family, gender and class in psychiatric patient care during the 1930s : the 1930 Mental Treatment Act and the Devon Mental Hospital / David Pearce --
The 'manufacture' of mental defectives : increased in Scotland, 1857-1939 / Matt Egan --
Tension in the voluntary-statutory alliance : 'lay professionals' and the planning and delivery of mental deficiency services, 1917-1945 / Pamela Dale --
'A satisfactory job is the best psychotherapist' : employment and mental health, 1939-60 / Vicky Long --
Inside the walls of the hostel, 1940-1974 / John Welshman --
Landmarks in the care of the mentally disordered.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the social history of medicine, 22.
Responsibility: edited by Pamela Dale and Joseph Melling.
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