Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

Serena Trowbridge

Published December 1, 2014
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781848934528 - CAT# Y211576
Series: Perspectives in Economic and Social History

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The nineteenth-century asylum was the scene of both terrible abuses and significant advancements in treatment and care. The essays in this collection look at the asylum from the perspective of the place itself – its architecture, funding and purpose – and at the experience of those who were sent there.

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