Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750-1830
By (author) Leonard Smith
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Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750-1830 by Leonard Smith
Book DescriptionLunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750-1830 constitutes the first comprehensive study of the philanthropic asylum system in Georgian England. Using original research and drawing upon a wide range of expertise on the history of mental health this book demonstrates the crucial role of the lunatic hospitals in the early development of a national system of psychiatric institutions. These hospitals were to form an essential historical link in the emergence of a national system of institutional provision for mentally disordered people. They provided important prototypes for the subsequent development of a network of state-sponsored lunatic asylums during the nineteenth century. This is an impressive volume which covers various areas including: * the provincial lunatic hospitals * managing the hospital * managing the insane. This book will interest specialist historians as well as mental health professionals and people interested in local and regional studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415375160
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Leonard Smith
Leonard D. Smith is an honorary research fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Birmingham.
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