Care and Treatment of the Mentally Ill in North Wales, 1800-2000

Care and Treatment of the Mentally Ill in North Wales, 1800-2000

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Pamela Michael is Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Wales, Bangor. She has published widely on the social and cultural history of insanity, with particular reference to north Wales.
“Pamela Michael has produced a carefully and clearly written portrait of care and treatment for the mentally ill which is an important contribution, not only to the history of asylums and mental health, but to the growing literature on ‘welfare peripheries’ and the history of health and social care in Wales.’ –Contemporary British History
‘This book is well researched and pioneering, and it opens up many avenues for reconsidering the history of mental health in Wales and elsewhere.” –Bulletin of the History of Medicine
“This scholarly and sensitive history of the Denbigh mental hospital in North Wales makes a valuable contribution to the history of psychiatry in its British context.” –Medical History
“ . . . it is eminently readable from start to finish – as well as being a valuable addition to Welsh history.” –Daily Post
“ . . . Michael has produced a very well documented and non-doctrinaire account of the Denbigh Hospital and the larger society within which it was situated. In so doing, she has made a very useful contribution to the new ‘micro-history’ of the nineteenth and twentieth century asylum and psychiatric institution.” –Social History Society Bulletin

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Dimensions 1 × 8 × 6 cm