(Pdf Download) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England

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Unatic asylums This coupled with the rise of doctors who specialised in diagnosing the insane regardless of actual condition people felt their diagnosing the insane regardless of actual condition people felt their liberty was nder threatThrough twelve case histories Wise brings to life the mental state of the middle and pper classes and the way they treated their relatives who were considered different or odd in some way She details cases where people were snatched from the street following a diagnosis from two doctors in the pay of the people most likely to benefit from the incarceration of those individuals She details the frankly disturbing practices of the Commission people most likely to benefit from the incarceration of those individuals She details the frankly disturbing practices of the Commission was charged with overseeing the law and the way that the system was run and the reasons behind incarceration Some of these reasons were so small and could lock people away for decadesA well written book on the practices and the reforms that were pushed through as society came to nderstand exactly what went on in the institutes Worth a read for anyone interested in the history of mental health. Stories of contested lunacy cases ranging from the 1820s to the 1890s reveal the various types of persons who came nder threat of incarceration the support that their plight aroused in the public mind and the newspapers and doctors' shifting arguments that their plight aroused in the public mind and the newspapers and doctors' shifting arguments what constituted insanity. Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian EnglandThere are a number of interesting and at times horrifying true stories of people being wrongfully held in lunatic asylums but these details are bogged down by an excess of information on court cases and the evolution Of The Lunacy Laws The Personal Info the Lunacy Laws The personal info the cases read well but once each chapter moved towards the legal aspects it got very dull very ickly The only way I could finish the book was to skim read over these pages The final chapter was the worst offender with 15 pages that held my interest but a whopping 35 that really did not So don t think i would be rushing that really did not So don t think i would be rushing read any of Sarah Wise s work A really interesting insight into how lunatic asylums were run false imprisonment and disregard for the patients A good group of individual stories from people deemed insane for their religious beliefs to women who were simply too wilful which was seen as madness Worth reading by anyone with an interest in the development of mental health First I want to emphasise that The Anchoress unfortunately this pays very The 19th century saw a series of panics about sane individuals being locked away in lunatic asylums and public feeling often ran high against the rising 'alienist' or 'mad doctor' profession English liberty was seen to bender threat from a ran high against the rising 'alienist' or 'mad doctor' profession English liberty was seen to be nder threat from a class of men who would sign away freed. ,