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Introduction

Vicky Long

in Destigmatising mental illness?: Professional politics and public education in Britain, 1870-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719085819
eISBN:
9781781706404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085819.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introduction outlines the approach adopted within the book, and the main lines of argument, explaining why the decision has been taken to focus on healthcare professionals’ efforts to educate the ... More


Idiocy and the Conceptual Economy of Madness

Murray K. Simpson

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The binary relationship between ‘intellectual disability’ and ‘mental illness’ is widely regarded as self-evident and long-established. This chapter demonstrates that the historical, and continuing, ... More


Therapeutic work and mental illness in America, c. 1830–1970

Ben Harris

in Work, Psychiatry and Society, C. 1750-2015

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097690
eISBN:
9781526104465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097690.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows the key role played by patient labour in the birth, development, and decline of the hospital treatment of the mentally ill in the United States. Patient labour was present at the ... More


The First World War and the transformation of neurology

Stephen T. Casper

in The neurologists: A history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c.17892000

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091926
eISBN:
9781781706992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091926.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

World War I marked a moment of social transformation in British medical culture and was thus an extraordinary period of change for clinical neurology in Britain. Before the war the British medical ... More


Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History

Jennifer L. Lambe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631028
eISBN:
9781469631042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631028.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

On the outskirts of Havana lies Mazorra, an asylum known to—and at times feared by—ordinary Cubans for over a century. Since its founding in 1857, the island’s first psychiatric hospital has been an ... More


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