Encyclopedia of Asylum Therapeutics, 1750-1950s

Encyclopedia of Asylum Therapeutics, 1750-1950s

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The mentally ill have always been with us, but once confined in institutions their treatment has not always been of much interest or concern. This work makes a case for why it should be. Using published reports, studies, and personal narratives of doctors and patients, this book reveals how therapeutics have always been embedded in their particular social and historical moment, and how they have linked extant medical knowledge, practitioner skill and the expectations of patients who experienced their own disorders in different ways. Three centuries of asylum therapeutics are detailed in encyclopedic entries, including qawakeningq patients with firecrackers, easing brain congestion by bleeding, extracting teeth and excising parts of the colon, dousing with water, raising or lowering body temperature, shocking with electricity or toxins, and penetrating the brain with ice picks.... 254, 255, 347 EngstrApm, Georg 5 Enlightenment 30, 59, 242, 245, 301; American 139; Midlands 295; Scottish 52 Epifanio, ... 135; rat-bite fever (aka sodoku) 135a€“136; relapsing fever 136a€“137 Fiamberti, Amarro 290 Filipi, Angelo 145a€“146 Fillon, ... 333 Finsen, Niels 24 firecrackers 6 First and Second Psychiatric Hospitals 79 Fishponds Asylum 35, 79, 180, 271, 297 ... 146; Haslama#39;s key 146a€“147; manual force 147; mouth-opener 147; nasal tube 98, 147a€“148; nasogastric intubationanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Asylum Therapeutics, 1750-1950s
Author:Mary De Young
Publisher:McFarland - 2015-02-24


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