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The Art of Asylum-Keeping: Thomas Story Kirkbride and the Origins of American Psychiatry
by Nancy Tomes
The Art of Asylum-Keeping is a social history of medical practice in a private nineteenth-century asylum, the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane in Philadelphia. It recreates everyday life in the asylum and explores its social, as well as its scientific, legitimation. Using as its focus the career of Thomas Story Kirkbride, the hospital's chief physician from 1840 to 188 ...more
Paperback, 387 pages
Published May 1st 1994 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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