The nineteenth century brought an increased awareness of mental disorder, epitomized in the Asylum Acts of 1808 and 1845. Shepherd looks at two very different institutions to provide a nuanced account of the nineteenth-century mental health system.
Anna Shepherd is Alumni Relations & Partnerships Manager at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She has worked in publishing at the Institute of Historical Research and in contemporary health contexts, such as the Centre for Suicide Research, Oxford University and the London School of Hyiene & Tropical Medicine. She has published several papers on her work at a variety of national and international conferences, as well as articles and book chapters.
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Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine
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15 black & white illustrations, 7 black & white tables