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Institutionalizing the Insane in Nineteenth-Century England
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The nineteenth century brought an increased awareness of mental disorder, epitomized in the Asylum Acts of 1808 and 1845. Shepherd looks at two very different institutions to provide a nuanced account of the nineteenth-century mental health system.


Contents:

Introduction: Contexts of insanity 1 Caring for Surrey's Insane: Brookwood Asylum and Holloway Sanatorium 2 Therapeutic Agents: Doctors and Attendants 3 Origins and Journeys: The Patients at Brookwood Asylum and Holloway Sanatorium 4 'Hurry, Worry, Annoyance and Needless Trouble': The Patients in Residence 5 The Taxonomy and Treatment of Insanity 6 Suicide, Self-Harm and Madness in the Asylum Conclusion


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ISBN-13: 9781781440568
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
Publication date: February, 2014
Pages: 256

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