Asylum and community: the Athens Lunatic Asylum in nineteenth-century Ohio.

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This paper examines the role of the village of Athens, Ohio, USA, in the founding and operation of the Athens Lunatic Asylum during the nineteenth century. Taking as its sources official, personal and popular culture documents, the paper focuses on the function of this Asylum as a participant in the economy of its surrounding community. The Athens Lunatic… (More)

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@article{Ziff2008AsylumAC, title={Asylum and community: the Athens Lunatic Asylum in nineteenth-century Ohio.}, author={Katherine K Ziff and David O Thomas and Patricia M Beamish}, journal={History of psychiatry}, year={2008}, volume={19 76 Pt 4}, pages={409-32} }