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Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914 : Studies in the Social History of Medicine - Bill Forsythe

Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914

Studies in the Social History of Medicine

By: Bill Forsythe (Editor), Joseph Melling (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9780415184410
Number Of Pages: 352

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A valuable guide to current work in the social and cultural history of insanity, this book provides a comprehensive summary of the debates on the growth of institutional care during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Using the English model to investigate the significance of ethnicity, race and gender, as well as political and cultural factors, the book also features studies in Wales, Scotland, Ireland, India and South Africa, and analyzes the history of colonial medicine more generally.

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..."the collection represents a valuable contribution to the literature and will continue to provide reminders of the complexity that characterized the provision of care for the mentally ill in the nineteenth century.--Matthew Gambino, ISIS, 2001."

Notes on contributors
Accommodating madness: new research in the social history of insanity and institutionsp. 1
The English experience of the country lunatic asylump. 31
The county asylum in the mixed economy of care, 1808-1845p. 33
The asylum and the Poor Law: the productive alliancep. 48
Politics of lunacy: central state regulation and the Devon Pauper Lunatic Asylum, 1845-1914p. 68
The discharge of pauper lunatics from county asylums in mid-Victorian England: the case of Buckinghamshire, 1853-1872p. 93
Therapeutic regimes in the nineteenth centuryp. 113
Framing psychiatric subjectivity: doctor, patient and record-keeping at Bethlem in the nineteenth centuryp. 115
'Destined to a perfect recovery': the confinement of puerperal insanity in the nineteenth centuryp. 137
On the edge: the English model and national peripheriesp. 157
Establishing the 'rule of kindness': the foundation of the North Wales Lunatic Asylum, Denbighp. 159
'The property of the whole community'. Charity and insanity in urban Scotland: the Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum, 1805-1850p. 180
Raising the tone of asylumdom: maintaining and expelling pauper lunatics at the Glasgow Royal Asylum in the nineteenth centuryp. 200
'The designs of providence': race, religion and Irish insanityp. 223
The colonial visionp. 243
Out of sight and out of mind: insanity in early-nineteenth-century British Indiap. 245
'Every facility that modern science and enlightened humanity have devised': race and progress in a colonial hospital, Valkenberg Mental Asylum, Cape Colony, 1894-1910p. 268
Reflectionsp. 293
Rethinking the history of asylumdomp. 295
Select bibliography of the history of insanityp. 316
Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780415184410
ISBN-10: 041518441X
Series: Studies in the Social History of Medicine
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.33  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1