The asylum, the workhouse, and the voice of the insane poor in nineteenth century England

Bartlett, Peter (1998) The asylum, the workhouse, and the voice of the insane poor in nineteenth century England. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 21 (4). pp. 421-432. ISSN 0160-2527

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Abstract

The history of psychiatry is not merely the history of psychiatrists; it is also the history of patients. In this paper, admission records and case notes of a county asylum are used to consider the attitudes of those confined within it, and how the asylum was understood by patients relative to other options for care, most notably the workhouse.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 21(4) (1998), doi: 10.1016/S0160-2527(98)00023-5
Uncontrolled Keywords:nineteenth-century asylum workhouse insanity patient narratives Leicestershire poor law
Schools/Departments:Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Law
ID Code:1673
Deposited By:Bartlett, Peter
Deposited On:24 Aug 2012 23:03
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