Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Undertaker of the Mind: John Monro and Mad-Doctoring in Eighteenth-Century England” as Want to Read:
Undertaker of the Mind: John Monro and Mad-Doctoring in Eighteenth-Century England
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Undertaker of the Mind: John Monro and Mad-Doctoring in Eighteenth-Century England

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  12 Ratings  ·  1 Review
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)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Undertaker of the Mind, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Undertaker of the Mind

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 46)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Frank Spencer
Apr 21, 2012 Frank Spencer rated it it was amazing
This is a lucid presentation of the career of Monro. Some of the cases he dealt with, and the hospitals he worked in are explained. There are many illustrations from the period,which add to the effect.
Emma Barrett-Brown
Emma Barrett-Brown rated it liked it
Apr 26, 2016
Traci Nicole
Traci Nicole marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2016
Tabatha Rose
Tabatha Rose marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2016
J.J. Stout
J.J. Stout rated it liked it
Jan 16, 2016
Rosina
Rosina rated it it was ok
Dec 16, 2015
Matthew Rae
Matthew Rae rated it liked it
Jan 24, 2016
Alastair Kemp
Alastair Kemp marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2015
Osiris Oliphant
Osiris Oliphant rated it really liked it
Jul 09, 2016
Heather
Heather marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2015
Carla
Carla marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2015
Kristin
Kristin marked it as to-read
Jan 29, 2015
Shiloh Mccollum
Shiloh Mccollum marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2014
Travis
Travis marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2014
Stephanie S
Stephanie S rated it liked it
Aug 15, 2014
Stephanie McGarrah
Stephanie McGarrah marked it as to-read
Jan 29, 2016
Samantha
Samantha rated it really liked it
Apr 22, 2014
Kari
Kari rated it liked it
May 15, 2016
Beth
Beth added it
Feb 23, 2016
Mayar Magdi
Mayar Magdi marked it as to-read
Sep 11, 2013
Maria
Maria marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2013
Alissia Ball
Alissia Ball marked it as to-read
Jul 01, 2013
Jonne Terstappen
Jonne Terstappen marked it as to-read
May 20, 2013
Cambria
Cambria marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2012
Christine
Christine marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2012
Esmée Phillips
Esmée Phillips marked it as to-read
Oct 10, 2012
Mark
Mark added it
Jun 01, 2012
Lisa
Lisa marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2012
Autumn
Autumn marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book