Lunacy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England: analysis of Quarter Sessions records Part I†

  title={Lunacy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England: analysis of Quarter Sessions records Part I†},
  author={A. Suzuki},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={437 - 456}
  • A. Suzuki
  • Published 1991
  • History, Medicine
  • History of Psychiatry
  • Fourteen years ago Richard Neugebauer wrote that the most serious flaw in research on the psychiatric history of the pre-industrial era was historians’ excessive reliance on printed sources, especially those written by the elite, i.e., physicians, clergymen, political theorists, etc. Now we find ourselves in a greatly improved situation. We have several studies making extensive use of manuscripts and/or writings of less eminent figures, for example: Michael MacDonald on Richard Napier and his… CONTINUE READING
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