Outside the Walls of the Asylum

Outside the Walls of the Asylum

The History of Care in the Community 1750-2000

eBook - 1999
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This historical account of the care of insanity outside formal instruction explores key issues relating to the social history of madness from 1750 to the present day. These include women and the social construciton of madness, the boarding out of lunatics by poor law authorities, familial care and treatment of the insane and the practice of mental healing by general practitioners.
Publisher: London ; New Brunswick, N.J. : Athlone Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780567598509
0567598500
0485115417
9780485115413
0485121476
9780485121476
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 337 pages)
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Peter
Wright, David 1965-

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