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Madness : an American history of mental illness and its treatment

Author: Mary De Young
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book exercises the sociological imagination to explore some questions in the history of madness, including why some behaviors are labeled mad; why they are labeled mad in one historical period and not another; why the label of mad is applied to some types of people; and by whom the label and its consequences are applied"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary De Young
ISBN: 9780786433988 0786433981
OCLC Number: 601049198
Description: viii, 294 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What is madness? --
The experience of madness --
Distracted in the colonies --
Asylums --
Asylum patients --
Asylum therapeutics.
Other Titles: American history of mental illness and its treatment
Responsibility: Mary de Young.

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"This book exercises the sociological imagination to explore some questions in the history of madness, including why some behaviors are labeled mad; why they are labeled mad in one historical period and not another; why the label of mad is applied to some types of people; and by whom the label and its consequences are applied"--Provided by publisher.
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