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dilemmas might be resolved by further investigation into local archives. Her computerized percentages appear impressive, but until more is known about the general archival base on which they are made, they should be treated with some caution. But the attempt to use Wickersheimer in this way is worthwhile, and Dr. Jacquart deserves our thanks for carrying it(More)
plague may have been due to a number of factors beside quarantine; the gradual spread of Yersinia pseudo-tuberculosis among the rodent population from the fourteenth century and its communication to human populations may have conferred immunity to Yersinia pestis. The monograph suffers unavoidably from the relative lack of contemporary Ottoman sources. It(More)
This paper uses English examples to scrutinize the complex interrelations of insanity and place over the past three centuries, taking as its starting point the late Erving Goffman's paper of the same title. From eighteenth-century Bedlam and the emerging trade in lunacy, through the county asylums and licensed madhouses of the nineteenth century to the(More)
role of emotions on gut function (thus heralding his next series of researches that were summarized in Bodily changes in pain, hunger,fear and rage, 1915, second edition republished 1963 by Harper Torchbooks, New York). The new technique permitted him to describe specific mechanical activities of different regions of the gut and helped him to differentiate(More)
Two figures dominate Dowbiggin's treatment of the subject: the American psychiatrist, G Alder Blumer, superintendent successively of the Utica State Hospital in New York, and of the Butler Hospital of Providence, Rhode Island, and sometime president of the American Medico-Psychological Association; and the Canadian, Charles Kirk ("C.K.") Clarke, arguably(More)
WE use the term "domestic" and its cognates in at least two very different contexts. On the one hand, there is the contrast between the wild and the tame: the sense in which we refer to animals as "domesticated". And on the other hand, there is the reference to the private familial sphere, the environment of the home and one's intimate circle: domestic as(More)
certainly sound if a bit obvious. In a more narrowly-focused and somewhat polemical article, Martin Dinges assesses the impact of Foucault-in his eyes lamentably meagre-on German historiography. The following section on 'Hospitals and asylums' examines particular experiences in specific places and times. All these essays modify, and some fracture, the(More)