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Title Lunatic hospitals in Georgian England, 1750-1830 / Leonard Smith.
Imprint New York : Routledge, [2007]


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 288 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in the social history of medicine ; 28
Routledge studies in the social history of medicine ; 28.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-275) and index.
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Subject Psychiatric hospitals -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Psychiatric hospitals -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history.
History, 18th Century.
History, 19th Century.
Great Britain.
Genre History.
Contents List of Illustrations -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- St Luke's Hospital for Lunaticks -- The Institutional Context -- The Voluntary Hospitals -- A Model for Emulation -- Foundations -- From Moorfields to Old Street -- The Provincial Lunatic Hospitals -- Rationales -- The Northern Cities -- The Midlands and the West -- Conclusions -- Management and Staffing -- Constitution and Control -- Medical Management -- Non-Medical Management -- The 'Servants' -- Conclusions -- The Physician's Domain -- Mad-Doctors in the Making -- Identity and Principle -- Disputation and Conflict -- Renaissance Men -- Public Service, Private Gain -- Conclusions -- 'Proper Objects' -- A Growing Patient Population -- Admission -- Procedures and Criteria -- Considerations of Curability -- Considerations of Geography -- Considerations of Rank -- 'Unhappy Sufferers' -- Conclusions -- 6. Managing and Curing the Patients -- The Disease of Insanity -- Medical Treatment -- 'a dose of physick or a vomit' -- Management and Moral Management -- Restraint and Coercion -- Conclusions -- 7. Aspiration to Actuality -- Growth and Development -- The Deteriorating Institution -- The Servant Problem -- Reform and Improvement -- The Goal of Cure -- Conclusions -- In Conclusion: The Restoration of Reason.
Summary Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750-1830 constitutes the first comprehensive study of the philanthropic asylum system in Georgian England. Using original research and drawing upon a wide range of expertise on the history of mental health this book demonstrates the crucial role of the lunatic hospitals in the early development of a national system of psychiatric institutions. These hospitals were to form an essential historical link in the emergence of a national system of institutional provision for mentally disordered people. They provided important prototypes for th.
Other Title Print version: Smith, Leonard D., 1947- Lunatic hospitals in Georgian England, 1750-1830 9780415375160