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The Resource Investigating the body in the Victorian asylum : doctors, patients, and practices, Jennifer Wallis, (electronic book)

Investigating the body in the Victorian asylum : doctors, patients, and practices, Jennifer Wallis, (electronic book)

Label
Investigating the body in the Victorian asylum : doctors, patients, and practices
Title
Investigating the body in the Victorian asylum
Title remainder
doctors, patients, and practices
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Wallis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores how the body was investigated in the late nineteenth-century asylum in Britain. As more and more Victorian asylum doctors looked to the bodily fabric to reveal the 'truth' of mental disease, a whole host of techniques and technologies were brought to bear upon the patient's body. These practices encompassed the clinical and the pathological, from testing the patient's reflexes to dissecting the brain. Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum takes a unique approach to the topic, conducting a chapter-by-chapter dissection of the body. It considers how asylum doctors viewed and investigated the skin, muscles, bones, brain, and bodily fluids. The book demonstrates the importance of the body in nineteenth-century psychiatry as well as how the asylum functioned as a site of research, and will be of value to historians of psychiatry, the body, and scientific practice
Member of
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallis, Jennifer
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC438
LC item number
.W35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Mental health in historical perspective
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mental Disorders
  • Brain
  • Hospitals, Psychiatric
  • History, 19th Century
  • United Kingdom
  • Psychiatry
  • Asylums
Label
Investigating the body in the Victorian asylum : doctors, patients, and practices, Jennifer Wallis, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xvi, 276 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319567143
Lccn
2017937735
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1013823853
  • (OCoLC)1013823853
Label
Investigating the body in the Victorian asylum : doctors, patients, and practices, Jennifer Wallis, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xvi, 276 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319567143
Lccn
2017937735
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1013823853
  • (OCoLC)1013823853

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