Lunatics, Imbeciles and Idiots

A History of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Author: Kathryn Burtinshaw,John R F Burt


ISBN: 147387906X

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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In the first half of the nineteenth century, treatment of the mentally ill in Britain and Ireland underwent radical change. No longer manacled, chained and treated like wild animals, patient care was defined in law and medical understanding, and treatment of insanity developed. Focusing on selected cases, this new study enables the reader to understand how progressively advancing attitudes and expectations affected decisions, leading to better legislation and medical practice throughout the century. Specific mental health conditions are discussed in detail and the treatments patients received are analysed in an expert way. A clear view of why institutional asylums were established, their ethos for the treatment of patients, and how they were run as palaces rather than prisons giving moral therapy to those affected becomes apparent. The changing ways in which patients were treated, and altered societal views to the incarceration of the mentally ill, are explored. The book is thoroughly illustrated and contains images of patients and asylum staff never previously published, as well as first-hand accounts of life in a nineteenth-century asylum from a patients perspective. Written for genealogists as well as historians, this book contains clear information concerning access to asylum records and other relevant primary sources and how to interpret their contents in a meaningful way.

Armut und Wahnsinn

"Arme Irre" und ihre Familien im Spannungsfeld von Psychiatrie und Armenfürsorge in Glasgow, 1875-1921

Author: Jens Gründler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3486729748

Category: History

Page: 392

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In Großbritannien errichteten und finanzierten die Verwaltungen der Armenfürsorge seit dem mittleren 19. Jahrhundert große psychiatrische Institutionen. Die Geschichte der Patientinnen und Patienten dieser Anstalten ist für den schottischen Fall bisher weitgehend vernachlässigt worden. Jens Gründler verfolgt in seinem Buch die Lebenswege von Insassen und deren Familien vor, während und nach der stationären Aufnahme in eine Anstalt der Glasgower Armenfürsorge, um den Einfluss dieser Akteure auf das System der Armenpsychiatrie nachzuzeichnen. Dafür greift er auf Kranken- und Armenakten der Betroffenen zurück und kann so nachweisen, dass die Funktion und Nutzung der Einrichtungen in der Praxis weniger von Medizinern und Bürokraten, sondern maßgeblich von den Angehörigen der Erkrankten geprägt wurde.

The Poor Law of Lunacy

Author: Peter Bartlett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567562174

Category: History

Page: 332

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In The Poor Law of Lunacy, Peter Bartlett examines the legal and administrative regime of the 19th-century asylum, arguing that it is to be thought of as an aspect of English poor law in which the medical superintendent of the asylum has little power. The text also examines the place of the county asylum movement in the poor law debates of the mid-19th century. Using the Leicestershire asylum as a case study, the author looks at the role of the poor law officers in the admission processes of the asylum, and relations between poor law staff, asylum staff and the poor law and lunacy central inspectorates.

Mental Illness and Learning Disability since 1850

Finding a Place for Mental Disorder in the United Kingdom

Author: Pamela Dale,Joseph Melling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134218168

Category: History

Page: 256

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Taking forward the debate on the role and power of institutions for treating and incarcerating the insane, this volume challenges recent scholarship and focuses on a wide range of factors impacting on the care and confinement of the insane since 1850, including such things as the community, Poor Law authorities, local government and the voluntary sector. Questioning the notion that institutions were generally ‘benign’ and responsive to the needs of households, this work also emphasizes the important role of the diversity of interests in shaping institutional facilities. A fresh, stimulating step forward in the history of institutional care, Mental Illness and Learning Disability since 1850 is undoubtedly an important resource for student and scholar alike.

Darwin's Island

The Galapagos in the Garden of England

Author: Steve Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748111387

Category: Science

Page: 336

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The Origin of Species is the most famous book in science but its stature tends to obscure the genius of Charles Darwin's other works. The Beagle voyage, too, occupied only five of the fifty years of his career. He spent only five weeks on the Galapagos and on his return never left Britain again. Darwin wrote six million words, in nineteen books and innumerable letters, on topics as different as dogs, barnacles, insect-eating plants, orchids, earthworms, apes and human emotion. Together, they laid the foundations of modern biology. In this beautifully written, witty and illuminating book, Steve Jones explores the domestic Darwin, the sage of Kent, and brings his work up to date. Great Britain was Charles Darwin's other island, its countryside as much, or more, a place of discovery than had been the Galapagos. It traces the great naturalist's second journey across its modest landscape: a voyage not of the body but of the mind.


eine kleine Kulturgeschichte

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596171378

Category: Mental illness

Page: 238

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Author: Max Simon Nordau

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780341553618

Category: History

Page: 572

View: 7342

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The workhouse

a study of poor-law buildings in England

Author: Kathryn Morrison,English Heritage

Publisher: English Heritage


Category: Architecture

Page: 255

View: 6799

Poor-law buildings have played a crucial role not only in the history of architecture in Engand but also in the country's social history. Morrison and the RCHME present a typology of poor-law workhouses with plans and photographs, in an attempt to record these decaying structures before they are completely lost. Tables catalogue the location of workhouses across England. The broader aspects of poor-law architecture are examined in tandem with personal accounts of individual workhouses and provides a fascinating study of the poorer elements of society.

Moralische Behandlung, Hygiene und Erziehung der Idioten

Author: Édouard Séguin

Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 3828854850

Category: Education

Page: 516

View: 2018

Dr. Edouard Séguin (* 20. Januar 1812 in Clamecy, 28. Oktober 1880 in New York) legte 1846 mit seinem "Traitement moral, hygiène et éducation" das vermutlich weltweit erste systematische, wissenschaftlich und praktisch fundierte Lehrbuch einer Pädagogik für Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung vor. Er zeigt darin, dass alle Menschen bildungsfähig sind - auch diejenigen, die man seinerzeit Idioten nannte und für bildungsunfähig hielt. Was heute unter dem Begriff "Inklusion" diskutiert wird, formuliert Séguin bereits Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts als zentrales Bildungsziel. Sein Werk ist vor diesem Hintergrund nicht nur von besonderer historischer Bedeutung, sondern gleichzeitig immer noch hochaktuell. Mit der Übersetzung von Nicola Seling-Oropresa liegt das Werk erstmals auch in deutscher Sprache vor.

Left Behind

A Study of Mental Handicap

Author: W. Alan Heaton-Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136894977

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 9743

First Published in 1978. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Left Behind

A Study of Mental Handicap

Author: William Alan Heaton-Ward

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780713001648

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 1532

First Published in 1978. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Planning For Life

Involving Adults with Learning Disabilities in Service Planning

Author: Liam Concannon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134265409

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 218

View: 404

This book traces the development of services for people with disabilities and discusses how much things have really changed for today's 'service users' since the days of asylums. It also assesses whether the policy of involvement, such as that outlined in Valuing People, is achievable in practice or simply places unrealistic burdens on professionals and service users. Based on findings from original research and interviews, the author argues that involving people with learning disabilities in service planning is difficult to achieve successfully and is currently, to a large extent, tokenistic. This area of challenging practice and emotive debate is brought to life by the voices of service providers, carers and the service users themselves, and illustrates the realities of working with people with learning disabilities. Planning for Life is valuable and informative for students of social work, social care and social policy, and will be enlightening reading for those working with adults with learning disabilities, in policy and in practice.

Zornige grüne Insel

eine irische Saga

Author: Liam O'Flaherty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257213300


Page: 433

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Der Staat

Author: Platon

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843030944

Category: Philosophy

Page: 356

View: 2961

Platon: Der Staat Entstanden etwa in der Mitte der siebziger Jahre des 4. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. Erstdruck (in lateinischer Übersetzung durch Marsilio Ficino) in: Opera, Florenz o. J. (ca. 1482/84). Erstdruck des griechischen Originals in: Hapanta ta tu Platônos, herausgegeben von M. Musuros, Venedig 1513. Erste deutsche Übersetzung (in Auszügen) durch G. Lauterbeck unter dem Titel »Summa der Platonischen Lere, von den Gesetzen und Regierung des gemeinen Nutzes« in: G. Lauterbeck, Regentenbuch, Leipzig 1572. Erste vollständige deutsche Übersetzung durch Johann Friedrich Kleuker unter dem Titel »Die Republik oder ein Gespräch über das Gerechte« in: Werke, 2. Band, Lemgo 1780. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Wilhelm Siegmund Teuffel (Buch I-V) und Wilhelm Wiegand (Buch VI-X) von 1855/56. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Platon: Sämtliche Werke. Berlin: Lambert Schneider, [1940]. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Raffael, Die Schule von Athen (Detail). Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Immer Ärger mit Harriet


Author: Dorothy Cannell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548248875


Page: 327

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Eine verhängnisvolle Erbschaft

Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher: Re-Image Publishing

ISBN: 3965085573

Category: Fiction

Page: 33

View: 489

Die Geschichte ist in Form eines Briefes geschrieben, in der Mary Brading ihrer Freundin Miss Anstell auf die ihr zu Ohren gekommene Unterstellung reagiert, dass sie und ihr Mann verrückt geworden seien. Der Brief an ihre Freundin erzählt von ominösen Machenschaften von Ärzten, Familien und der Flucht nach Amerika.