Legal madness in the nineteenth century

Bartlett, Peter (2001) Legal madness in the nineteenth century. Social History of Medicine, 14 (1). pp. 107-131. ISSN 0951-631X

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Legal sources remain under-exploited in the history of madness, and the legal character of some documents is sometimes unrecognized. This article examines the interrelations between legal and medical histories of madness, and discusses use and availability of nineteenth-century legal source materials relating to criminal insanity, mental incapacity, and the confinement of the insane.

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Keywords: law legal sources madness lunacy law nineteenth century insanity incapacity
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
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Depositing User: Bartlett, Peter
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2012 08:38
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:32

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