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The asylum, the workhouse, and the voice of the insane poor in nineteenth century England

Bartlett, Peter

Authors

PETER BARTLETT peter.bartlett@nottingham.ac.uk
Nottingham Healthcare Nhs Trust Professor of Mental Health Law



Abstract

The history of psychiatry is not merely the history of psychiatrists; it is also the history of patients. In this paper, admission records and case notes of a county asylum are used to consider the attitudes of those confined within it, and how the asylum was understood by patients relative to other options for care, most notably the workhouse.

Citation

Bartlett, P. (1998). The asylum, the workhouse, and the voice of the insane poor in nineteenth century England. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 21(4), doi:10.1016/S0160-2527(98)00023-5

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 1998
Deposit Date Aug 24, 2012
Publicly Available Date Aug 24, 2012
Journal International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
Print ISSN 0160-2527
Electronic ISSN 0160-2527
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 4
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/S0160-2527%2898%2900023-5
Keywords nineteenth-century
asylum
workhouse
insanity
patient narratives
Leicestershire
poor law
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/1673
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160252798000235
Related Public URLs http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0160-2527(98)00023-5
Additional Information NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 21(4) (1998), doi: 10.1016/S0160-2527(98)00023-5

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