Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century

Thomas Knowles (Editor), Serena Trowbridge (Editor)

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Abstract

The nineteenth-century asylum was the scene of both terrible abuses and significant advancements in treatment and care. The essays in this collection look at the asylum from the perspective of the place itself – its architecture, funding and purpose – and at the experience of those who were sent there.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN (Print)9781848934528
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • nineteenth century
  • asylum
  • insanity
  • Victorian
  • Literature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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