Life in the Victorian Asylum

Life in the Victorian Asylum Author Mark Stevens
ISBN-10 9781473842380
Release 2014-10-30
Pages 176
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Life in the Victorian Asylum reconstructs the lost world of the nineteenth century public asylums. This fresh take on the history of mental health reveals why county asylums were built, the sort of people they housed and the treatments they received, as well as the enduring legacy of these remarkable institutions. Mark Stevens, the best-selling author of Broadmoor Revealed, is a professional archivist and expert on asylum records. In this book, he delves into Victorian mental health archives to recreate the experience of entering an asylum and being treated there, perhaps for a lifetime. Praise for Broadmoor Revealed 'Superb,' Family Tree magazine 'Detailed and thoughtful,' Times Literary Supplement 'Paints a fascinating picture,' Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

The Victorian Asylum

The Victorian Asylum Author Sarah Rutherford
ISBN-10 0747806691
Release 2008-09-23
Pages 56
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The Victorian lunatic asylum has a special place in history. Dreaded and reviled by many, these nineteenth-century buildings provide a unique window on how the Victorians housed and treated the mentally ill. Despite initially good intentions, they became warehouses for society's outcasts at a time when cures were far fewer than hoped for. Isolated, hidden in the countryside and surrounded by high walls, they were eventually distributed throughout Britain, the Empire, the Continent and North America, with 120 or so in England and Wales alone. Now the memory of them is fading, and many of the buildings have gone or are threatened. Most have been closed as hospitals since the 1980s and either been demolished or turned into prestigious private apartments, their original use largely forgotten. Their memory deserves rehabilitation as a fascinating part of Victorian life that survived into modern times. In The Victorian Asylum, Sarah Rutherford gives an insight into their history, their often imposing architecture, and their later decline, and brings to life these haunting buildings, some of which still survive today.

At Home in the Institution

At Home in the Institution Author J. Hamlett
ISBN-10 9781137322395
Release 2014-11-27
Pages 225
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At Home in the Institution examines space and material culture in asylums, lodging houses and schools in Victorian and Edwardian England, and explores the powerful influence of domesticity on all three institutional types.

Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum

Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum Author Jennifer Wallis
ISBN-10 9783319567143
Release 2017-11-14
Pages 276
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book explores how the body was investigated in the late nineteenth-century asylum in Britain. As more and more Victorian asylum doctors looked to the bodily fabric to reveal the ‘truth’ of mental disease, a whole host of techniques and technologies were brought to bear upon the patient's body. These practices encompassed the clinical and the pathological, from testing the patient's reflexes to dissecting the brain. Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum takes a unique approach to the topic, conducting a chapter-by-chapter dissection of the body. It considers how asylum doctors viewed and investigated the skin, muscles, bones, brain, and bodily fluids. The book demonstrates the importance of the body in nineteenth-century psychiatry as well as how the asylum functioned as a site of research, and will be of value to historians of psychiatry, the body, and scientific practice.

Little Germany

Little Germany Author Rosemary Ashton
ISBN-10 9780571303793
Release 2013-05-14
Pages 320
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Following the failure of the 1848 revolution a great many political refugees headed for England - the richly cosmopolitan hub of an Empire, and the commercial-industrial locus of the world. Among the German contingent of exiles were, famously, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. But many less luminous names, no less well-educated in their native Germany, also settled in England and made their way there, whether as teachers or tailors, journalists or musicians, polemicists or political organizers. Few of these exiles knew how long they would have to call England home: some became keen Anglophiles, while others remained resolutely wedded in spirit to 'the old country.' Rosemary Ashton's study, first published in 1986, charts the fortunes of this disparate group and illuminates Victorian England through their eyes, so making a fascinating account of a neglected area of Anglo-German relations.

Life in the Victorian Hospital

Life in the Victorian Hospital Author Michelle Higgs
ISBN-10 9780750984768
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 160
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Throughout the Victorian period, life-threatening diseases were no respecter of class, affecting rich and poor alike. However, the medical treatment for such diseases differed significantly, depending on the class of patient. The wealthy received private medical treatment at home or, later, in a practitioner's consulting room. The middle classes might also pay for their treatment but, in addition, they could attend one of an increasing number of specialist hospitals. The working classes could get free treatment from charitable voluntary hospitals or dispensaries. For the abject poor who were receiving poor relief, their only option was to seek treatment at the workhouse infirmary. The experience of a patient going into hospital at this time was vastly different from that at the end. This was not just in terms of being attended by trained nurses or in the medical and surgical advances which had taken place. Different methods for treating diseases and the use of antiseptic and aseptic techniques to combat killer hospital infections led to a much higher standard of care than was previously available.

Broadmoor Revealed

Broadmoor Revealed Author Mark Stevens
ISBN-10 1781593205
Release 2013
Pages 180
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The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that 'his naval history has a unique fascination. To unrivalled mastery of sources he adds a gift of simple narrative . . . He is beyond praise, as he is beyond cavil.' The five volumes were subtitled The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904–1919 and they are still, despite recent major contributions from Robert Massie and Andrew Gordan, regarded by many as the definitive history of naval events leading up to and including the Great War. This first volume covers many facets of the history of the Royal Navy during the pre-war decade, including the economic and political background such as the 1906 Liberal Government hostility towards naval spending. Inevitably, however, attention moves to the German naval challenge, the arms race and the subsequent Anglo-German rivalry, and, finally, the British plans for the blockade of the German High Seas Fleet. A new introduction by Barry Gough, the distinguished Canadian maritime and naval historian, assesses the importance of Marder's work and anchors it firmly amongst the great naval narrative histories of this era. This new paperback edition will bring a truly great work to a new generation of historians and general readers.

The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls Author Emilie Autumn
ISBN-10 0615529070
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 266
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The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls book for free.

Life After Care

Life After Care Author Mark Edwards
ISBN-10 9781911246213
Release 2017-10-02
Pages 272
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In this book, we follow Mark's journey with anxiety, panic attacks and depression and learn about how his childhood impacted so negatively on his mental health. Mark's diary entries depict perfectly the thoughts and feelings of a young boy who never truly understood how he came to be placed in care. Mark describes in detail his journey through local authority care and living with his sister, before being sectioned under the mental health act and placed in a Victorian asylum after his mental health deteriorated and led him to attempt to take his own life. This is a heartfelt, true story of how a troubled young boy managed to turn his life around from rock bottom, and what felt like imprisonment in the care system, to become the successful, happily married family man he is today.

The First second Third Annual Report of the Committee of the Victorian Asylum and School for the Blind Etc

The First  second  Third  Annual Report of the Committee of the Victorian Asylum and School for the Blind  Etc Author Victorian Asylum and School for the Blind (MELBOURNE)
ISBN-10 BL:A0019017929
Release 1867
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The First second Third Annual Report of the Committee of the Victorian Asylum and School for the Blind Etc has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The First second Third Annual Report of the Committee of the Victorian Asylum and School for the Blind Etc also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The First second Third Annual Report of the Committee of the Victorian Asylum and School for the Blind Etc book for free.

West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum Through Time

West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum Through Time Author Mark Davis
ISBN-10 9781445632131
Release 2014-01-30
Pages 96
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During the eighteenth century the plight of those considered insane was dismal. Many were locked up in madhouses or chained in the workhouse, their illnesses ignored. It was only with the advent of the Industrial Revolution that reform came into place.

Psychiatry for the Rich

Psychiatry for the Rich Author Charlotte MacKenzie
ISBN-10 9781134962471
Release 2005-07-22
Pages 248
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Through a detailed history of the asylum at Ticehurst in Sussex, Charlotte MacKenzie explores the consumer revolution which stimulated the proliferation of madhouses in Britain during the nineteenth century.

Victorian Secrecy

Victorian Secrecy Author Dr Albert D Pionke
ISBN-10 9781409475712
Release 2013-04-28
Pages 238
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Whether commercial, personal, political, professional, or spiritual, knowledge was capital for the Victorians in their ongoing project of constructing a modern information-based society. Victorian Secrecy explores the myriad ways in which knowledge was both zealously accumulated and jealously guarded by individuals, institutions, and government entities in Victorian Britain. Offering a wide variety of critical approaches and disciplinary perspectives, the contributors examine secretive actors with respect to a broad range of subjects, including the narrator in Tess of the d'Urbervilles, John Henry Newman's autobiographical novel Loss and Gain, Richard Dadd's The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke, modes of detection in Bleak House, the secret history of Harriet Martineau's role in the repeal of the Corn Law, and Victorian stage magicians. Taken together, the essays provide a richly textured account of which modes of hiding and revealing articulate secrets in Victorian literature and culture; how social relations are formed and reformed in relationship to secrecy; and what was at stake individually, aesthetically, and culturally in the Victorians' clandestine activities.

John Clare

John Clare Author R. Sales
ISBN-10 9781403990280
Release 2001-12-12
Pages 195
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This book situates John Clare's long, prolific but often badly neglected literary life within the wider cultural histories of the Regency and earlier Victorian periods. The first half considers the construction of the Regency peasant-poet and how Clare performed this role on stages such as the London Magazine. It also looks at the way in which it went out of fashion as Regency mentalities were replaced by early Victorian ones. The second half recreates asylum culture and places Clare's performances as Regency boxers and Lord Byron within this bleak new world.

Gender and Class in English Asylums 1890 1914

Gender and Class in English Asylums  1890 1914 Author L. Hide
ISBN-10 9781137321435
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 240
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An unprecedented number of people were sent to 'lunatic asylums' in the nineteenth century. But what was life like inside? How was order maintained? And why were so many doctors on the verge of a breakdown themselves? This book provides a glimpse into the lives of patients and staff inside two London asylums at the turn of the twentieth century.

Labyrinths of Deceit

Labyrinths of Deceit Author Richard J. Walker
ISBN-10 9780853238492
Release 2007
Pages 339
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Prominent citizens in nineteenth-century England believed themselves to be living in a time of unstoppable progress. Yet running just beneath Victorian triumphalism were strong currents of chaos and uncertainty. Richard Walker plumbs the depths of those undercurrents in order to present an alternative history of nineteenth-century society. Mining literary and philosophical works of the period, Walker explores the crisis of identity that beset nineteenth-century thinkers and how that crisis revealed itself in portrayals of addiction, split personalities, and religious mania. Victorian England will never look the same.

Nature Animated

Nature Animated Author M. Ruse
ISBN-10 9789400969605
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 274
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These remarks preface two volumes consisting of the proceedings of the Third International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science. The conference was held under the auspices of the Union, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science. The meetings took place in Montreal, Canada, 25-29 August 1980, with Concordia University as host institution. The program of the conference was arranged by a Joint Commission of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science consisting of Robert E. Butts (Canada), John Murdoch (U. S. A. ), Vladimir Kirsanov (U. S. S. R. ), and Paul Weingartner (Austria). The Local Arrangements Committee consisted of Stanley G. French, Chair (Concordia), Michel Paradis, treasurer (McGill), Fran~ois Duchesneau (Universite de Montreal), Robert Nadeau (Universite du Quebec it Montreal), and William Shea (McGill University). Both committees are indebted to Dr. G. R. Paterson, then President of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, who shared his expertise in many ways. Dr. French and his staff worked diligently and efficiently on behalf of all participants. The city of Montreal was, as always, the subtle mixture of extravagance, charm, warmth and excitement that retains her status as the jewel of Canadian cities. The funding of major international conferences is always a problem.