The Kirkbride buildings in contemporary culture (1850–2015): from ‘moral management’ to horror films

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  title={The Kirkbride buildings in contemporary culture (1850–2015): from ‘moral management’ to horror films},
  author={Francisco P{\'e}rez-Fern{\'a}ndez and Francisco Javier L{\'o}pez-Mu{\~n}oz},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={2019},
  volume={30},
  pages={336 - 351}
}
The so-called ‘Kirkbride Plan’ is a type of mental institution designed by the American psychiatrist Thomas Story Kirkbride. The Kirkbride-design asylums were built from 1848 to the end of the nineteenth century. Their structural characteristics were subordinated to a certain approach to moral management: exposure to natural light, beautiful views and good air circulation. These hospitals used several architectural styles, but they all had a similar general plan. The popularity of the model… 

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