A gentleman's mad-doctor in Georgian England: Edward Long Fox and Brislington House

  title={A gentleman's mad-doctor in Georgian England: Edward Long Fox and Brislington House},
  author={L. Smith},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={163 - 184}
  • L. Smith
  • Published 2008
  • History, Medicine
  • History of Psychiatry
  • The late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were a period of particular innovation in the history of British psychiatry. Enlightenment ideas brought a change in attitudes to insanity, reflected in the growing prevalence of psychologically based treatment techniques being implemented in both public and private institutions. A new group of practitioners, specializing in the treatment and management of insanity, was emerging. One of the most prominent and successful was Dr Edward Long Fox… CONTINUE READING
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