Madness in America: cultural and medical perceptions of mental illness before 1914

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Cornell University Press, 1995 - History - 182 pages
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Drawing on a rich array of sources, Lynn Gamwell and Nancy Tomes explore the historical roots of American's understanding of madness in this lavishly illustrated book.

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Tomes (history, Univ. of Stony Brook N.Y.) and Gamwell, director of the Binghamton University Art Museum, have brought into print their 1994 exhibition at the New York Academy of Sciences depicting ... Read full review

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Foreword
6
Part III
37
References
174
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is Director of the Art Museum at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and she curates the Gallery of Art and Science in cooperation with the New York Academy of Sciences.

Tomes is Professor of History, SUNY at Stony Brook

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