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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Reference,
  • Psychiatry - General,
  • Psychiatry (General),
  • Medical,
  • Psychology,
  • Mental Illness,
  • Biography: historical,
  • Psychiatry,
  • World history: c 1750 to c 1900,
  • History

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages374
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7755891M
ISBN 100691002517
ISBN 109780691002514

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In the process Masters of Bedlam provides an extremely subtle and nuanced portrait of the efforts of successive generations of alienists to carve out a popular and scientific respect for their specialty, and reminds us repeatedly of the complexities of nineteenth-century developments in the field of psychiatry. Originally published in Comment: This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings eduevazquez.com book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition.. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual itemAuthor: Anthony Masters. Through an examination of the fascinating lives and careers of a series of nineteenth-century "mad-doctors," Masters of Bedlam provides a unique perspective on the creation of the modern profession of psychiatry, taking us from the secret and shady practices of the trade in lunacy, through the utopian expectations that were aroused by the lunacy reform movement, to the dismal realities of the 4/5(2). Book Description: Through an examination of the fascinating lives and careers of a series of nineteenth-century "mad-doctors,"Masters of Bedlamprovides a unique perspective on the creation of the modern profession of psychiatry, taking us from the secret and shady practices of the trade in lunacy, through the utopian expectations that were aroused by the lunacy reform movement, to the dismal.

Buy Masters of Bedlam: The Transformation of the Mad-Doctoring Trade by Andrew Scull, Charlotte MacKenzie, Nicholas Hervey online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 4 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Through an examination of the fascinating lives and careers of a series of nineteenth-century "mad-doctors," Masters of Bedlam provides a unique perspective on the creation of the modern profession of psychiatry, taking us from the secret and shady practices of the trade in lunacy, Author: Andrew Scull. Mar 01,  · I very much appreciate the opportunity to respond, on behalf of myself and my co-authors, to Jonathan Andrews' intelligent and searching review of our new book, Masters of eduevazquez.com Andrews is an unusually well-informed critic, and we are naturally delighted that his overall assessment of the book is so positive and laudatory. Purging, vomiting, and punitive treatment had formerly been the practice in asylums, but an onslaught of moral reform agents campaigned to revolutionize the system. John Haslam, who rose to prominence at Bethlem Hospital for the insane in London, even published a book promoting the necessity of benevolence in such institutions.

Masters of Bedlam Andrew Scull, Charlotte MacKenzie, Nicholas Hervey Published by Princeton University Press Scull, Andrew, et al. Masters of Bedlam: The Transformation of Cited by: Through an examination of the lives and careers of a series of 19th-century "mad-doctors", this book provides a perspective on the creation of the modern profession of psychiatry, taking readers from . Buy Masters of Bedlam: The Transformation of the Mad-Doctoring Trade (Princeton Legacy Library) by Andrew Scull, Charlotte MacKenzie, Nicholas Hervey (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). “Masters of Bedlam” is the story of his predecessors, the first of the British superintendents, and of how the asylums they ran evolved from the ghastly fetid dungeons of the late 18th century.