The Asylum As Utopia (Psychology Revivals)
W. A. F. Browne and the Mid-Nineteenth Century Consolidation of Psychiatry
|Series title:||Psychology Revivals Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $170.00|
| Book Description: |
What Asylums Were, Are, and Ought to Be, first published in 1837, was of considerable significance in the history of lunacy reform in Britain. It contains perhaps the single most influential portrait by a medical author of the horrors of the traditional madhouse system. Its powerful and ideologically resonant description of the contrasting virtues of the reformed asylum, a hive of therapeutic activity under the benevolent but autocratic guidance and control of its medical...