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The Early Public Lunatic Institutions of England Part I : A Comprehensive Model of their Governance and Management, EPUB eBook

The Early Public Lunatic Institutions of England Part I : A Comprehensive Model of their Governance and Management EPUB

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In the published literature of madness, and its institutional management, the earliest English institutions for the mad have tended to be treated as part of a "bad old days," from which progress has been painfully made to modern knowledge, and humanitarian treatment, of mental illness.

This book takes issue with this simplistic account and re-examines these early institutions, using their own records.

It suggests that the institutional governors, while somewhat distanced from day to day institutional management, were relatively well-intentioned, and that the institutions were far more complex in their organisation and functioning than has previously been reported.

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  • Format: EPUB
  • Pages: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781786231154

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