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Author Dickinson, Tommy,
Title 'Curing queers' : mental nurses and their patients, 1935-1974 / Tommy Dickinson.
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2015.

Author Dickinson, Tommy,
Series Nursing history and humanities
Nursing history and humanities.
Subject Psychiatric nursing -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Aversion therapy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Nurse and patient -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Gay men -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Cross-dressing -- Great Britain -- History.
Description 1 online resource
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 29, 2015)
Contents Oppression and suppression of the sexual deviant, 1939-1967 -- Work and practice of mental nurses, 1930-1959 -- "Subordinate nurses" -- "Subversive nurses" -- Liberation, 1957-1974.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing queers' examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British mental hospitals to receive 'treatment' for homosexuality and transvestism, and the perceptions and actions of the men and women who nursed them. The book begins in 1935 with the first official report on the use of aversion therapy to combat homosexual desire and continues until 1974, when the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its d.
ISBN 9781784990626 (electronic bk.)
1784990620 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 926047150
Additional Format Print version: Dickinson, Tommy. Curing queers' : Mental nurses and their patients, 1935-74. Oxford : Manchester University Press, 2015 9780719095887

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