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Title Outside the walls of the asylum : the history of care in the community 1750-2000 / edited by Peter Bartlett & David Wright.
Imprint London ; New Brunswick, N.J. : Athlone Press, 1999.

Series Studies in Psychical Research
Studies in psychical research.
Subject Psychiatric hospital care -- Great Britain -- History.
Psychiatric hospitals -- Great Britain -- History.
Mental health policy -- Great Britain -- History.
Psychiatric hospital care -- Ireland -- History.
Psychiatric hospitals -- Ireland -- History.
Mental health policy -- Ireland -- History.
Mental Health Services -- history.
Health Policy -- history.
Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history.
United Kingdom.
Alt Name Bartlett, Peter.
Wright, David, 1965-
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 337 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This historical account of the care of insanity outside formal instruction explores key issues relating to the social history of madness from 1750 to the present day. These include women and the social construciton of madness, the boarding out of lunatics by poor law authorities, familial care and treatment of the insane and the practice of mental healing by general practitioners.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Contents Preface; Notes on Contributors; Tables and Figures; 1 Community care and its antecedents; 2 ''Not simple boarding'': care of the mentally incapacitated in Scotland during the long eighteenth century; 3 At home with puerperal mania: the domestic treatment of the insanity of childbirth in the nineteenth century; 4 Family, community and the lunatic in mid-nineteenth-century North Wales; 5 Boarding-out insane patients: the significance of the Scottish system 1857-1913.
6 Enclosing and disclosing lunatics within the family walls: domestic psychiatric regime and the public sphere in early nineteenth-century England7 Lunatic and criminal alliances in nineteenth-century Ireland; 8 Families, communities and the legal regulation of lunacy in Victorian England: Assessments of crime, violence and welfare in admissions to the Devon Asylum, 1845-1914; 9 Community care and mental deficiency 1913 to 1945; 10 Rhetoric and reality: community care in England and Wales, 1948-74.
11 Mental Health Policy, Care in the Community and Political Conflict: the Case of the Integrated Service in Northern Ireland12 Outside the Walls of the Asylum? Psychiatric Treatment in the 1980s and 1990s; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Note English.
ISBN 9780567598509 (electronic bk.)
0567598500 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 741690961
Additional Format Print version: Outside the walls of the asylum. London ; New Brunswick, N.J. : Athlone Press, 1999 0485115417 (DLC) 98054264 (OCoLC)40453142

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