Institutionalizing the Insane in Nineteenth-Century England

1st Edition

Anna Shepherd

Routledge
Published April 1, 2014
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9781848934313 - CAT# Y211559
Series: Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine

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Summary

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.

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