Drunkard's Refuge: The Lessons of the New York State Inebriate Asylum

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2004 - Psychology - 127 pages
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Opened during the Civil War in 1864, the New York State Inebriate Asylum in Binghampton was the first medically directed addiction treatment centre in the US. This book provides a lively account of this pioneering facility and its charismatic founder, Dr Joseph Edward Turner.
 

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Contents

What Shall We Do with the Inebriate?
1
The Visionary J Edward Turner
14
The Battle of Binghamton
36
The Asylums New Day and Its Twilight
57
Lessons and Legacies
85

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