The (un)dress of the mad poor in England, c.1650—1850. Part 2

@article{Andrews2007TheO,
  title={The (un)dress of the mad poor in England, c.1650—1850. Part 2},
  author={J. Andrews},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={18},
  pages={131 - 156}
}
  • J. Andrews
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, History
  • History of Psychiatry
  • The second part of this paper assesses how far the dominant imager y of the (un)dress of the mad poor, found in the literar y, medical and representational sources discussed in Part 1, corresponds with actual conditions and provisions for the poor insane as revealed in institutional and documentar y sources. This is necessarily attempted through a selective sample of sources, in particular clothing procurement for the poor insane as chronicled in parochial records. More especially, the… CONTINUE READING

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