Mental Hygiene and Psychiatry in Modern Britain

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Springer, May 7, 2013 - Science - 273 pages
Through an examination that uses previously unavailable archives and little-used primary literature, this book places the twentieth-century mental hygiene movement within the broad sweep of modern British psychiatry, offering its own reinterpretation of important elements of this history.
 

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Contents

1 Moral Treatment and The Dialectic of the Family
1
2 Moral Treatment for the Community at Large
7
3 The Mental Hygiene Movements Emotional Contradictions
28
4 Dialectic Rightside Up?
53
5 Developing in the Womb of the Old?
84
6 Alternative Dialectics
104
7 Alienation Revisited
137
8 Dialectic Dismembered
172
Afterword
203
Notes
207
Bibliography
237
Index
255
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Jonathan Toms is a Fellow of the Institute for the History and Work of Therapeutic Environments. He has a PhD in the history of medicine and was a Wellcome Funded Research Fellow at the University of Warwick Centre for the History of Medicine, UK, from 2006-9. He has published articles on the history of mental health and learning disability.

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