The regulation of British colonial lunatic asylums and the origins of colonial psychiatry, 1860-1864.

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In this paper I outline a brief period in the history of the British Empire, during which colonial lunatic asylum policy began to be formulated. I begin with a scandal that erupted in Jamaica and suggest that this set in motion processes that led to critical changes in asylum administration. The first of these processes was an audit of hospitals and asylums… (More)

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@article{Swartz2010TheRO, title={The regulation of British colonial lunatic asylums and the origins of colonial psychiatry, 1860-1864.}, author={Sally Swartz}, journal={History of psychology}, year={2010}, volume={13 2}, pages={160-77} }