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Negotiating Insanity in the Southeast of Ireland, 1820 1900

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This book explores local medical, lay, and legal negotiations with the asylum system in nineteenth-century Ireland. It deepens our understanding of attitudes towards the mentally ill and institutional provision for the care and containment of people diagnosed as insane. Uniquely, it expands the analytical focus beyond asylums incorporating the impact that the Irish poor law, petty session courts, and medical dispensaries had on the provision of services. It provides insights into life in asylums for patients and staff. The study uses Carlow asylum district - comprised of counties Wexford, Kildare, Kilkenny, and Carlow in the southeast of Ireland - to explore the "place of the asylum" in the period. This book will be useful for scholars of nineteenth-century Ireland, the history of psychiatry, and medicine in Britain and Ireland, Irish studies and gender studies.

About the Author

Catherine Cox is Director of the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland and Lecturer in Modern Irish History at the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin

Product Details

ISBN:
9780719075032
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Subject:
Ireland
Author:
Cox, Catherine
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Disease & Health Issues
Subject:
World History-Ireland
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 b/w tables and 16 b/w line drawings
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Europe » Ireland » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Disease and Health Issues
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Ireland

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