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The Resource Madness in America : cultural and medical perceptions of mental illness before 1914, Lynn Gamwell, Nancy Tomes

Madness in America : cultural and medical perceptions of mental illness before 1914, Lynn Gamwell, Nancy Tomes

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Madness in America : cultural and medical perceptions of mental illness before 1914
Title
Madness in America
Title remainder
cultural and medical perceptions of mental illness before 1914
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Gamwell, Nancy Tomes
Title variation
Cultural and medical perceptions of mental illness before 1914
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Lynn Gamwell and Nancy Tomes explore the historical roots of Americans' understanding of madness today. Drawing on a rich array of sources, the authors interweave the perceptions of medical practitioners, the mentally ill and their families, and journalists, poets, novelists, and artists. As they trace successive ways of explaining madness and treating those judged insane, Gamwell and Tomes vividly depict the political and cultural dimensions of American attitudes toward mental illness. Gamwell and Tomes observe telling differences in the ways in which patients of different genders, races, and classes have been diagnosed and treated. The authors demonstrate how definitions of madness figured in national debates over abolitionism, women's rights, and alternative medicine. Madness in America also considers how the boundaries between sanity and insanity have been repeatedly redrawn in such areas as sexual behavior and criminality
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DLC
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1943-
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Gamwell, Lynn
Dewey number
362.2/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC443
LC item number
.G35 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1952-
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Tomes, Nancy
Series statement
Cornell studies in the history of psychiatry
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  • Psychiatry
  • Mental illness
  • Social psychiatry
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatry
  • Social psychiatry
  • United States
Label
Madness in America : cultural and medical perceptions of mental illness before 1914, Lynn Gamwell, Nancy Tomes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-176) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Madness and the asylum in early America : the seventeenth century to the 1810s -- The asylum in Antebellum America : the 1820s to the 1860s -- American nervousness : 1870 to 1914
Control code
252974
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780801431616
Lccn
94046520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 252974
  • (Sirsi) 252974
  • (Sirsi) 252974
  • (OCoLC)31754587
Label
Madness in America : cultural and medical perceptions of mental illness before 1914, Lynn Gamwell, Nancy Tomes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Madness and the asylum in early America : the seventeenth century to the 1810s -- The asylum in Antebellum America : the 1820s to the 1860s -- American nervousness : 1870 to 1914
Control code
252974
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780801431616
Lccn
94046520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 252974
  • (Sirsi) 252974
  • (Sirsi) 252974
  • (OCoLC)31754587

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