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Institutionalizing the Insane in Nineteenth-Century England

1st Edition

By Anna Shepherd

Routledge

240 pages

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The nineteenth century brought an increased awareness of mental disorder, epitomized in the Asylum Acts of 1808 and 1845. Shepherd looks at two very different institutions to provide a nuanced account of the nineteenth-century mental health system.

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MEDICAL / History