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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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