Electricity: A History of its use in the Treatment of Mental Illness in Britain During the Second Half of the 19th Century

@article{Beveridge1988ElectricityAH,
  title={Electricity: A History of its use in the Treatment of Mental Illness in Britain During the Second Half of the 19th Century},
  author={Allan Beveridge and Edward B. Renvoize},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={1988},
  volume={153},
  pages={157 - 162}
}
The use of electricity in British psychiatry during the second half of the 19th century is examined. An account is given of the clinical and theoretical aspects of electrical therapy. Factors leading to its use and eventual decline are considered. 

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