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Author Scull, Andrew.
Title Masters of Bedlam : the Transformation of the Mad-Doctoring Trade.
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.

Author Scull, Andrew.
Series Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Subject Psychiatrists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Psychiatry -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Alt Name MacKenzie, Charlotte.
Hervey, Nicholas.
Description 1 online resource (376 pages).
Note Print version record.
Cover; Contents.
Summary Through an examination of the fascinating lives and careers of a series of nineteenth-century ""mad-doctors, "" Masters of Bedlam provides a unique perspective on the creation of the modern profession of psychiatry, taking us from the secret and shady practices of the trade in lunacy, through the utopian expectations that were aroused by the lunacy reform movement, to the dismal realities of the barracks-asylums--those Victorian museums of madness within which most nineteenth-century alienists found themselves compelled to practice. Across a century that spans the period from an unref.
ISBN 9781400864409 (electronic bk.)
1400864402 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 884012736
Additional Format Print version: Scull, Andrew. Masters of Bedlam : The Transformation of the Mad-Doctoring Trade. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014

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