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The Board of Control

Mathew Thomson

in The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain, c.1870-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206927
eISBN:
9780191677380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the Board of Control, the government department created under the 1913 Mental Deficiency Act in Great Britain to handle all ... More


Introduction: “A Deeper Science”

Gabriel N. Mendes

in Under the Strain of Color: Harlem's Lafargue Clinic and the Promise of an Antiracist Psychiatry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453502
eISBN:
9781501701399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453502.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter recounts how Richard Wright and Dr. Fredric Wertham met black convicted murderer, Clinton Brewer, and discusses how Wright and Wertham succeeded in asking the New Jersey ... More


Under the Strain of Color: Harlem's Lafargue Clinic and the Promise of an Antiracist Psychiatry

Gabriel N. Mendes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453502
eISBN:
9781501701399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453502.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book recaptures the history of a largely forgotten New York City institution that embodied new ways of thinking about mental health, race, and the substance of citizenship. Harlem’s Lafargue ... More


Prison Health Care

Vivien M. L. Miller (ed.)

in Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813039855
eISBN:
9780813043760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039855.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The withholding of medical care from some prisoners was part of the state's penal disciplinary apparatus, but there were also improvements in prison healthcare provision that benefitted many inmates. ... More


Conclusion

Martin Summers

in Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190852641
eISBN:
9780190060138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852641.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, American History: 20th Century

The conclusion provides a summation of the book’s main arguments and offers suggestions for further research in the history of African American mental health. It reasserts the two central theses. ... More


Pinel in the Maghreb: Liberation and Confinement in a Landscape of Sickness

in Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226429724
eISBN:
9780226429779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429779.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the condition of the mentally ill and the movement to reform mental health care in Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria. The establishment of the Tunisian protectorate in 1881 and ... More


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