Cure, Comfort and Safe Custody (Hardcover)

Public Lunatic Asylums in Early Nineteenth-Century England

By Leonard D. Smith

Continnuum-3PL, 9780718500948, 330pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1999

List Price: 200.00*
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This book is a study of the pioneer early county asylums, which were intended for the cure and safe custody of people suffering from the ravages of insanity. It looks at the staff, their treatment practices and the experiences of the patients.