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History of Bethlem
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History of Bethlem by Jonathan Andrews

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Bethlem Hospital, popularly known as "Bedlam", is a unique institution. Now seven hundred and fifty years old, it has been continuously involved in the care of the mentally ill in London since at least the 1400s. As such it has a strong claim to be the oldest foundation in Europe with an unbroken history of sheltering and treating the mentally disturbed. During this time, Bethlem has transcended locality to become not only a national and international institution, but in many ways, a cultural and literary myth. The History of Bethlem is a scholarly history of this key establishment by distinguished authors, including Asa Briggs and Roy Porter. Based upon extensive research of the hospital's archives, the book looks at Bethlem's role within the caring institutions of London and Britain, and provides a long overdue re-evaluation of its place in the history of psychiatry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415017732
ISBN-10: 0415017734
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x 1270mm)
Pages: 766
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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History of Bethlem by Jonathan Andrews History of Bethlem, Paperback (September 2013)

Bethlem Hospital, popularly known as 'Bedlam', is a unique institution. Now 750 years old, it has been continuously involved in the care of the mentally ill in London since at least the 1400s. This history re-evaluates its importance.

Architectural Visions by Jonathan Andrews Architectural Visions, Hardback (March 2010)

Presents hand drawings of German architects from various areas of architecture and design. This book focuses on the individual manuscripts of the architects and designers.

Customers and Patrons of the Mad-Trade by Jonathan Andrews Customers and Patrons of the Mad-Trade, Hardback (January 2003)

A commentary on the 18th-century mad-business, its practitioners, its patients (or "customers"), and its patrons, viewed through the unique lens of the private case book kept by the most famous mad-doctor in Augustan England, Dr. John Monro (1715-1791).

Undertaker of the Mind by Jonathan Andrews Undertaker of the Mind, Hardback (October 2001)

As visiting physician to Bethlem Hospital, the archetypal 'Bedlam' and Britain's first and (for hundreds of years) only public institution for the insane, Dr John Monro (1715-1791) was a celebrity in his own day. This study explores Monro's colorful and contentious milieu.

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