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The State and Mental Disability

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In Victorian England, the Old Poor Law did not function as a unitary system: its implementation varied according to the problems, priorities, and wealth of each of more than 10,000 parishes. However, ... More


Negotiating insanity in the southeast of Ireland, 1820-1900

Catherine Cox

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719075032
eISBN:
9781781704769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075032.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This study uses the Carlow asylum district in the southeast of Ireland – comprised of counties Wexford, Kildare, Kilkenny and Carlow – to explore the ‘place of the asylum’ in the nineteenth century. ... More


Dividing Practices in Bombay’s Hospitals and Lunatic Asylums

Preeti Chopra

in A Joint Enterprise: Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670369
eISBN:
9781452947105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670369.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Focusing on hospitals and lunatic asylums, this chapter shows how both the British authorities and the Indian philanthropists created a divided public realm, a fractured landscape, through their ... More


Lunacy and the Colonial State

Shilpi Rajpal

in Curing Madness?: A Social and Cultural History of Insanity in Colonial North India, 1800-1950s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190128012
eISBN:
9780190993337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190128012.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter examines the variegated processes of professionalization, modernization, and Indianization along with the obstacles that colonialism created in their paths. These processes which began ... More


Not a Human Being: Reconstruction and Racism

Wendy Gonaver

in The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648446
eISBN:
9781469648460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648446.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The two decades after the Civil War saw the creation of a handful of insane asylums for African Americans in the South. The first of these institutions was the Central Lunatic Asylum of Virginia, to ... More


Mad doctors: lunacy and the asylum

Alannah Tomkins

in Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116079
eISBN:
9781526128447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116079.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The stresses of professional life could become so severe as to prompt an admission to an asylum. This chapter considers the propensity of practitioners to undergo admission to either a pauper lunatic ... More


Brothers and Sisters of Asylumia: Literary Life in the New York State Lunatic Asylum

in Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709635
eISBN:
9780226709659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709659.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the Opal, a journal of patients' creative writing published at the New York State Lunatic Asylum. It reconstructs the psychiatric theory and practice behind the journal's ... More


Work and occupation in Romanian psychiatry, c. 1838–1945

Valentin-Veron Toma

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/9780719097690.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the development of psychiatry in the Romanian Principalities and, afterwards, in the Romanian Kingdom, until the end of WWII. It explores the evolution of ideas on work ... More


Saneface Minstrelsy: Blacking Up in the Asylum

in Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709635
eISBN:
9780226709659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709659.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the life of a curious blackface minstrel troupe composed of patients at the New York State Lunatic Asylum. Performing several times a year for patients, doctors, and visitors, ... More


Who cared for the carers?: A history of the occupational health of nurses, 1880-1948

Debbie Palmer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090875
eISBN:
9781781707043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090875.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book compares the histories of psychiatric and voluntary hospital nurses’ health from the rise of the professional nurse in 1880 to the advent of the National Health Service in 1948. In the ... More


Health Matters: Exploring the World of the Tribals and Outcastes/Dalits

Biswamoy Pati

in Tribals and Dalits in Orissa: Towards a Social History of Exclusion, c. 1800-1950

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199489404
eISBN:
9780199094592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489404.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter delineates indigenous systems of medicine. Using a range of folk beliefs, proverbs, and tales, it shows that tribal medical beliefs were often based on a very complex and close ... More


The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840-1880

Wendy Gonaver

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648446
eISBN:
9781469648460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648446.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Though the origins of asylums can be traced to Europe, the systematic segregation of the mentally ill into specialized institutions occurred in the United States only after 1800, just as the struggle ... More


The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon: Toward a Political History of Madness

Laure Murat

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226025735
eISBN:
9780226025872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025872.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon explores for the first time, in archives and unpublished materials, the relationship between history and madness, ideology and pathology. “Ambitious monomania,” ... More


The First World War and nurses’ choice of occupational representation

Debbie Palmer

in Who cared for the carers?: A history of the occupational health of nurses, 1880-1948

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090875
eISBN:
9781781707043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090875.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter two explains why Cornwall Lunatic Asylum (CLA) nurses chose to join a trade union and take strike action in 1918, at the end of the First World War, by relating it to the terrible ... More


A Deep Acquaintance with Grief

Lindsey Apple

in The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134109
eISBN:
9780813135908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134109.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

While attempting to preserve a nation, Henry Clay endured both the intense criticism of political enemies and family tragedies that would have felled most men. All six Clay daughters died ... More


‘To Help a Million Sick, You Must Kill a Few Nurses’:1 the impact of the campaign for professional status on nurses’ health, 1890–19142

Debbie Palmer

in Who cared for the carers?: A history of the occupational health of nurses, 1880-1948

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090875
eISBN:
9781781707043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090875.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter one examines the impact of the late nineteenth-century debate about nurse registration on ideas about the health of nurses. Between 1888-90, the mortality and morbidity rate among The London ... More


Chapter 2

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Beginning with Elsie Leach’s commitment to the Bristol Lunatic Asylum, this chapter explores his mother’s medical records and the nature of her illness. It considers the idea that his father may have ... More


Chapter 1

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 covers the years 1904 to 1915, from Archie Leach’s birth through his childhood to age 11. It offers information on the city of his birth, Bristol, and it considers his extended family’s ... More


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