The Art of Asylum-Keeping: Thomas Story Kirkbride and the Origins of American Psychiatry - Studies in Health, Illness, and Caregiving (Hardback)Nancy Tomes (author)
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The Art of Asylum-Keeping is a social history of medical practice in a private nineteenth-century asylum, the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane in Philadelphia. It recreates everyday life in the asylum and explores its social, as well as its scientific, legitimation.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
"Exceptional. . . . Easily the best history of a mental hospital in Europe or America."-Reviews in American History
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