Madmen : a social history of madhouses, mad-doctors & lunatics /

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Author / Creator:Porter, Roy, 1946-2002.
Edition:Ill. ed.
Imprint:Stroud : Tempus, 2006.
Description:430 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.
Subject:Mental illness -- Treatment -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Mentally ill -- Care -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Psychiatric hospitals -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Mental health services -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Mental health services.
Mental illness -- Treatment.
Mentally ill -- Care.
Psychiatric hospitals.
Great Britain.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0752437305 (pbk.)
9780752437309 (pbk.)
Notes:This ed. originally published: 2004.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Roy Porter looks at the bizarre and savage practices of doctors treating those afflicted by 'manias' ranging from huge doses of opium, bloodletting and cold water immersion, to beatings, confinement in cages and blistering.
Other form:Online version: Porter, Roy, 1946-2002. Madmen. Ill. ed. Stroud : Tempus, 2006

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