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Masters of Bedlam : the Transformation of the Mad-Doctoring Trade.

Scull, Andrew. (Author). MacKenzie, Charlotte. (Added Author). Hervey, Nicholas. (Added Author).
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Subject: Psychiatrists > Great Britain > Biography.
Psychiatry > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Genre: 7 Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781400864409
  • ISBN: 1400864402
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (376 pages).
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.

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General Note: Cover; Contents.
Summary: Through an examination of the fascinating lives and careers of a series of nineteenth-century ""mad-doctors, "" Masters of Bedlam provides a unique perspective on the creation of the modern profession of psychiatry, taking us from the secret and shady practices of the trade in lunacy, through the utopian expectations that were aroused by the lunacy reform movement, to the dismal realities of the barracks-asylums--those Victorian museums of madness within which most nineteenth-century alienists found themselves compelled to practice. Across a century that spans the period from an unref.
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