Victorian Lunatics: A Social Epidemiology of Mental Illness in Mid-nineteenth-century England (Google eBook)

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Susquehanna University Press, Jan 1, 1989 - History - 140 pages
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Focusing on the rise in the asylum inmate population during the mid-nineteenth century, this study refutes both the social control theory and the theory that the medical profession manufactured mental illness. It argues instead that a perceived potential cure caused the rapid expansion of government control, which led to the dramatic increase.
  

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Contents

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THE GROWTH OF SCIENCE AND THE
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THE MYTH OF MORAL MANAGEMENT
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WIDOWED J
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O L
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ANDOR TITLE
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MORAL MALE
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FEARANXIETY
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRALIZED
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NOTES
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REFERENCES
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