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Institutionalizing the Insane in Nineteenth-Century England



ISBN 9781848934313
Published July 15, 2015 by 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.