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The History of Bethlem

The History of Bethlem( )
Author: Andrews, Jonathan
Briggs, Asa
Porter, Roy
Tucker, Penny
Waddington, Keir
ISBN:978-0-415-86753-5
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $54.95
Book Description:

Bethlem Hospital, popularly known as "Bedlam", is a unique institution. Now seven hundred and fifty years old, it has been continuously involved in the care of the mentally ill in London since at least the 1400s. As such it has a strong claim to be the oldest foundation in Europe with an unbroken history of sheltering and treating the mentally disturbed. During this time, Bethlem has transcended locality to become not only a national and international institution, but in many ways, a...
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Book Details
Pages:766
Detailed Subjects: Medical / History
Medical / Hospital Administration & Care
Medical / Psychiatry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.75 x 9.75 Inches
Book Weight:2.85 Pounds
Author Biography
Andrews, Jonathan (Author)
Asa Briggs was born in Keighley, England on May 7, 1921. He received a BA in history and a BSc in economics from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in 1941. During World War II, he worked at Bletchley Park, the Buckinghamshire country house devoted to cracking German wartime codes. He taught at several universities including the London School of Economics; Worcester College, Oxford; Leeds University; the University of Sussex; and Open University.

He wrote several non-fiction works including The Age of Improvement, Victorian People, Victorian Cities, Victorian Things, and a five-volume history of British broadcasting. His last two books were the autobiographies entitled Secret Days and Special Relationships. He died on March 15, 2016 at the age of 94.

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