Illustrations of Madness (Psychology Revivals)
|Series title:||Psychology Revivals Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $125.00|
| Book Description: |
John Haslam's Illustrations of Madness, written in 1810, occupies a special place in psychiatric history, it was the first book-length account of one single psychiatric case written by a British psychiatrist. John Haslam, apothecary to London's Bethlem Hospital, and a leading psychiatrist of the early-nineteenth century, details the case of James Tilly Matthews, who had been a patient in the hospital for some ten years. Matthews claimed he was sane, as did his friends and...