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

@article{Suzuki1992LunacyIS,
  title={Lunacy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England: analysis of Quarter Sessions records Part II},
  author={A. Suzuki},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={1992},
  volume={3},
  pages={29 - 44}
}
  • A. Suzuki
  • Published 1992
  • Medicine
  • History of Psychiatry
  • I will examine below the means of entry to several types of institutions, their management and sources of trouble there. I use the term ’institution’ to include Bethlem, Houses of Correction and gaols. Since the publication of Michel Foucault’s Histoire de la folie in 1961, the role of institutions in seventeenthand eighteenth-century Europe has been of serious interest to historians of psychiatry. 81 Foucault argued that in seventeenthcentury France, people started to confine the insane, on a… CONTINUE READING
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    • An Account of the Work-Houses in Great Britain, m the Year 1732
    The critical attitude towards private madhouses was best shown in several articles in Gentleman's Magazine for 1763
    • For voluntary lunatic hospitals in the later eighteenth century, see Porter, Mind-Forg'd Manacles
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