Outside the Walls of the Asylum: On Care in the Community in Modern Britain and Irela

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Oxygen Thief

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Oct 17, 2005
Outside the Walls of the Asylum: On Care in the Community in Modern Britain and Ireland (Paperback)
by Peter Bartlett, David Wright

# Paperback: 260 pages
# Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group - Athlone (1 May 1970)
# Language English
# ISBN: 0485121476


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.
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