The Anatomy of Madness: Essays in the History of Psychiatry, Volume 3

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William F. Bynum, Roy Porter, Michael Shepherd
Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Psychiatric hospitals - 368 pages
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Madness and the picturesque in the Kingdom of Denmark
13
Asylums in alien places the treatment of the European insane in British India
48
Morbid introspection unsoundness of mind and British psychological medicine c1830 c1900
71
Between soma and psyche Morselli and psychiatry in latenineteenthcentury Italy
102
Medicine and religion on the physical and mental disorders that accompanied the Ulster Revival of 1859
125
Henry Maudsley psychiatrist philosopher and entrepreneur
151
The great restraint controversy a comparative perspective on AngloAmerican psychiatry in the nineteenth century
190
Hysteria hypnosis and the lure of the invisible the rise of neomesmerism in findesiecle French psychiatry
226
Humane economical and medically wise the LCC as administrators of Victorian lunacy policy
247
Quarantining the weakminded psychiatric def1nitions of degeneracy and the lateVictorian asylum
273
The lunacy profession and its staff in the second half of the nineteenth century with special reference to the West Riding Lunatic Asylum
297
The wages of sin the problem of alcoholism and general paralysis in nineteenthcentury Edinburgh
316
Name index
341
Subject index
346
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Roy Sydney Porter was born December 31, 1946. He grew up in a south London working class home. He attended Wilson's Grammar School, Camberwell, and won an unheard of scholarship to Cambridge. His starred double first in history at Cambridge University (1968) led to a junior research fellowship at his college, Christ's, followed by a teaching post at Churchill College, Cambridge. His Ph.D. thesis, published as The Making Of Geology (1977), became the first of more than 100 books that he wrote or edited. Porter was a Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Churchill College, Cambridge from 1972 to 1979; Dean from 1977 to 1979; Assistant Lecturer in European History at Cambridge University from 1974 to 1977, Lecturer from 1977 to 1979. He joined the Wellcome Institute fot the History of Medicine in 1979 where he was a Senior Lecturer from 1979 to 1991, a Reader from 1991 to 1993, and finally a Professor in the Social History of Medicine from 1993 to 2001. Porter was Elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1994, and he was also made an honorary fellow by both the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Roy Porter died March 4, 2002, at the age of 55.

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