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Undertaker of the Mind: John Monro and Mad-Doctoring in Eighteenth-Century England
As visiting physician to Bethlem Hospital, the archetypal "Bedlam" and Britain's first and (for hundreds of years) only public institution for the insane, Dr. John Monro (1715–1791) was a celebrity in his own day. Jonathan Andrews and Andrew Scull call him a "connoisseur of insanity, this high priest of the trade in lunacy." Although the basics of his life and career are w...more
Hardcover, 386 pages
Published November 27th 2001 by University of California Press
(first published October 28th 2001)
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