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Museums of Madness; The Social organization of Insanity in 19th Century England

Scull, Andrew T.

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ISBN 10: 0713911077 / ISBN 13: 9780713911077
Published by Allen Lane, London, England, 1979
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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275 pages, b/w photos. Red-cloth cover, very minor edge-wear, small spot on front. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, some edge-wear, one small closed tear, sun fading to spine, slight age browning to edges. Note from ex-owner on front fly-leaf, otherwise pages clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. ". traces the developments in the treatment of insanity in nineteenth century England, from the iron cages of Bethlem to the non-restraint policies of the reformers . follows the progress of the movement for reform, analyses the motives of its opponents and assesses its impact on 'the mad trade'. Documentation, explanation, understanding and healthy scepticism make this a fascinating and constantly thought-provoking book." 11 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000843

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Title: Museums of Madness; The Social organization ...

Publisher: Allen Lane, London, England

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good in Unifold Pro Sleeving

Edition: First Edition...

Book Type: Second Hand

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