Most Solitary of Afflictions

Madness and Society in Britain, 1700-1900 by Andrew Scull

Publisher: Yale University Press

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • History of medicine,
  • Mental health services,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • General,
  • Mental Illness,
  • History / General,
  • Reference,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Care,
  • England,
  • History,
  • Mental health laws,
  • Mentally ill,
  • Psychiatric hospital care
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages448
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9643770M
ISBN 100300107544
ISBN 109780300107548
OCLC/WorldCa57354961

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Most Solitary of Afflictions: Madness and Society in Britain, [Scull, Andrew] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Most Solitary of Afflictions: Madness and Society in Britain, Cited by:   This book, based on Scull's highly acclaimed study Museums of Madness, is an extensive reworking and enlargement of that earlier text.

Drawing on his own research and that of others over the last fifteen years, Scull now adds new dimensions to a classic work in the history of psychiatry and nineteenth-century British society. The routine confinement of the deranged in a network of specialized and purposely built asylums is essentially a 19th-century phenomenon.

Likewise, it is only from the Victorian era that a newly self-conscious and organized profession of psychiatry emerged and sought to shut the mad away in "therapeutic isolation". In this book, Andrew Scull studies the evolution of the treatment of lunacy in Reviews: 1.

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The routine confinement of the deranged in a network of specialized and purposely built asylums is essentially a 19th-century phenomenon. Likewise, it is only from the Victorian era that a newly self-conscious and organized profession of psychiatry emerged and sought to shut the mad away in therapeutic isolation.

In this book, Andrew Scull studies the evolution of the treatment of lunacy in. This text seeks to document the historical reasons for the shift from the medieval British societal response of not segregating the mentally ill to the 19th-century practice of patients being "incarcerated in a specialized, bureaucratically organized, state-supported asylum system which isolated them both physically and symbolically from the larger society.".

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Publication Date: May 1,   The Most Solitary of Afflictions is based on wide research; Scull has examined all relevant parliamentary records, books, pamphlets, and innumerable periodicals. The lengthy footnotes attest to his diligence, and future scholars will be indebted to him. BookReviews case booksanddiaries andcourt records have been, orare being, doneto afrazzle.

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This senseofstalemate is notreally the fault. Michael MacDonald once said, “Madness is the most solitary afflictions to the people who experience it; but is the most social of maladies to those who observe its effects.” [2] For Great Britain, from the beginning of the 13 th century, this holds very true.

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An uncommon combination of learning and accessible writing, Scull's admirable book is a must-read for anyone interested in this ‘most solitary of afflictions.'"—Charles Rosenberg, Harvard University.

We are delighted to have Andrew Scull participate in our H-Madness series “How I Became a Historian of Psychiatry”. Scull, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UC San Diego, has authored numerous books including Museums of Madness; Decarceration; The Most Solitary of Afflictions: Madness and Society in Britain, ; Masters of Bedlam and, most recently.

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