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Mechanical Restraints: Loosening the Bonds

in Refusing Care: Forced Treatment and the Rights of the Mentally Ill

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226733975
eISBN:
9780226733999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226733999.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The mechanically restrained patient suffers perhaps the most severe assault on his dignity allowed in a civilized society—and perhaps one should not allow it for that very reason. Mechanical ... More


Treatment of the Insane: Conflict between Theory and Practice

Debjani Das

in Houses of Madness: Insanity and Asylums of Bengal in Nineteenth-century India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199458875
eISBN:
9780199085484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458875.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

The treatment practised in the asylums was correlated with the understanding of insanity and the building plan of the asylums. The therapeutic means adopted in asylums by the medical officers could ... More


Houses of Madness: Insanity and Asylums of Bengal in Nineteenth-century India

Debjani Das

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199458875
eISBN:
9780199085484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458875.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book presents an analysis of the history of mental asylums in nineteenth-century Bengal. It explores these institutions through several phases of their development, which not only involved ... More


The Paradox of Enlightened Care: Saint Elizabeths in the Era of Moral Treatment, 1855–1877

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/9780190852641.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers Saint Elizabeths during the tenure of its first superintendent, Charles H. Nichols (1855–1877), including the impact of the Civil War on the composition of the patient population, ... More


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