Quality trade paperback. 5 3/8 x 8 3/8. 223 pages. Light rubbing to covers. Date written on half-title page with a tiny piece of tape.Near fine. Binding tight and square. Pages crisp, clean and bright. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Lectures on the History of Psychiatry : The ...
Publisher: Gaskell/Royal College of Psychiatrists 1990
Book Description Gaskell, London, 1990. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. BOOK DESCRIPTION : 1990, 1st Edition paperback; 223 pages with an index and several b/w illustrations; near Fine. The twelve essays which comprise this volume have been selected from the Squibb lectures given by historians and "psychiatrists" since 1973. They each focus on an aspect of the history of various mental disturbances or disorders. Mental themes from particular ages are investigated using primary historical sources, placed in their contemporary social context, and analysed often to shed light on modern psychological practice and perception. The hope of the editor of this book is that the lectures will reveal the changing emphasis in historical research, give the reader a more refined understanding of psychological history and consequently inspire a review of modern day practices in a more vigorous fashion. The essays are : 1. The history of psychiatry as the history of an art. 2. Medico-psychologists, Maudsley and The Maudsley. 3. Hospitals, madhouses and asylums. 4. "Truth is a point of view" (life of Dr Ernest Jones). 5. Insanity and the realities of history in early modern England. 6. Old familiar faces - aspects of asylum era in Britain. 7. Opium and the doctors : disease theory and policy. 8. The nervous patient in 18th and 19th century Britain. 9. The diary of a madman, 17th Century style. 10. Desperate remedies: a Gothic tale of madness and modern medicine. 11. Rich and mad in Victorian England. 12. Memory and the cognitive paradigm of dementia during the 19th century: a conceptual history. BOOK CONDITION : near Fine : apart from minor shelfwear to edges and minor rubbing the covers are in a near new condition; the inside pages have preserved whites and tones and are similarly in a near new condition except for a top corner edge crease to one of the pages; the binding is secure and tight like new.D16 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 001289
Book Description Amer Psychiatric Pub, 1990. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0880486015