(E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England


  • Hardcover
  • 496
  • Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England
  • Sarah Wise
  • English
  • 19 May 2020
  • 9781847921123

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review Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Sarah Wise Sarah Wise Ò 3 summary read Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England The 19th century saw a series of panics about sane individuals being locked away in lunatic asylums and public feeling often ran high against the rising 'alienist' or 'mad doctor' profession English liberty was seen to be under threat from a new class of men who would sign away freed. This book is one I read as it made the WellcomeBookPrize shortlist and I am doing a little reading project of some of the shortlisted books with my friend Elena I am actually very glad I did read this book as it was a very insightful read and it was a topic I didn t know too much about before reading this book but I did find it to be a bit of a mixed bag at times tooThis book is divided into uite a few different sections each on focuses on a case of an individual who is wrongfullybadly mistreated and sentenced to an asylum or single patient care in the house of a lunatic doctor I think the idea of working chronologically throughout the century starting with the earlier high profile cases and following through is a good one and the chronology of the book worked well for me I did find as the book went on that there were many similarities throughout the cases and I felt like there was actually uite a lot that could maybe have been summarisedcut as it wasn t all that essential to repeat or show a very slight difference between the casesThis book definitely had some very good insights on why things took so very long to change and why today we still struggle with identifying and treating mental health conditions but I just wish it had been a bit choppy and fast paced at times It was a solid overview that sometimes gave a bit too much detail but it made for some interesting tidbits and certainly kept me occupied whilst reading 3s overall Potato Surprise A Brimstone Preuel ran high against the Winning The Player rising 'alienist' or 'mad doctor' profession English liberty was seen to be under threat from a new class of men who would sign away freed. This book is one I Hell for the Company Brimstone #1 read as it made the WellcomeBookPrize shortlist and I am doing a little A Year Down Yonder reading project of some of the shortlisted books with my friend Elena I am actually very glad I did Getting Naked read this book as it was a very insightful Invisible Jim Crow read and it was a topic I didn t know too much about before The Vault Guide to the Case Interview reading this book but I did find it to be a bit of a mixed bag at times tooThis book is divided into uite a few different sections each on focuses on a case of an individual who is wrongfullybadly mistreated and sentenced to an asylum or single patient care in the house of a lunatic doctor I think the idea of working chronologically throughout the century starting with the earlier high profile cases and following through is a good one and the chronology of the book worked well for me I did find as the book went on that there were many similarities throughout the cases and I felt like there was actually uite a lot that could maybe have been summarisedcut as it wasn t all that essential to The Castle Diaries repeat or show a very slight difference between the casesThis book definitely had some very good insights on why things took so very long to change and why today we still struggle with identifying and treating mental health conditions but I just wish it had been a bit choppy and fast paced at times It was a solid overview that sometimes gave a bit too much detail but it made for some interesting tidbits and certainly kept me occupied whilst The Song of the Mockingbird reading 3s overall

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review Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Sarah Wise Sarah Wise Ò 3 summary read Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England Om in return for the high fees paid by unscrupulous people who wanted to be rid of a 'difficult' family member spouse or friend But who were the victims of this trade And to what extent was it carried on Why was it a problem for the wealthy and less so for the poor Twelve separate. First I want to emphasise that unfortunately this pays very little attention to the fate of poorer lunatics and pretty much nothing about the public asylum system in general It focuses instead on a series of cases by richer people involved in the private system and their struggles to change it etc As long as you re aware of those limitations though it s absolutely fascinating Every story was incredibly readable and interestingOne of the most fascinating stories is John Perceval son of the PM Spencer Perceval who wrote an account of his time in an asylum he was confined to after a breakdown possibly triggered by his involvement in the Irvingites a Christian religious sect After finally being released he founded the Alleged Lunatics Friend Society which agitated for reform of the lunacy law as well as advocating for those felt to be unlawfully or unfairly confined a cause he dedicated the rest of his life too The book gives a good account of his experiences and his ideas promoting an idea of recovery based on a patient s internal life and understanding that still seems fresh today He comes across as an impressive character with an unusual blend of a highly aristocratic sense of hierarchy combined with strong sympathy and material support for those of the lower orders treated badly

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review Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Sarah Wise Sarah Wise Ò 3 summary read Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England Stories of contested lunacy cases ranging from the 1820s to the 1890s reveal the various types of persons who came under threat of incarceration the support that their plight aroused in the public mind and the newspapers and doctors' shifting arguments about what constituted insanity. A really interesting insight into how lunatic asylums were run false imprisonment and disregard for the patients A good group of individual stories from people deemed insane for their religious beliefs to women who were simply too wilful which was seen as madness Worth reading by anyone with an interest in the development of mental health


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  1. says: (E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England Sarah Wise Ò 3 summary

    (E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England This was a very tough read I plodded on and on with it day after day getting no closer to the endHowever when I did finally finish I had to sit back for a minute to soak up everything I had learnedWhat a fascinating yet devastatingly sad read Sarah Wise has luckily separated each of the 12 cases into sections as well as combining pictures photographs and maps together to break up the textI always knew that lunacy was

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    (E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England review Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Sarah Wise read Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England In the mid Nineteenth century there was a series of panics about sane people being interred in lunatic asylums This coupled with the rise of doctors who specialised in diagnosing the insane regardless of actual condition people felt their very liberty was under threatThrough twelve case histories Wise brings to life the mental state of the middle and upper classes and the way they treated their relatives who

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    (E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England review Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Sarah Wise This book is one I read as it made the WellcomeBookPrize shortlist and I am doing a little reading project of some of the shortlisted books with my friend Elena I am actually very glad I did read this book as it was a very insightf

  4. says: (E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England Sarah Wise Ò 3 summary read Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England

    read Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England (E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England review Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Sarah Wise A great history of lunacy laws and malicious incarceration in nineteenth century Britain with some frightening thoughts on institutionalization in the twentieth century to end on A great read with characters and situations sometimes outlandish than the plots of sensation novels Also a great historicized reading of Mr Rochester's decision to keep Mrs Rochester under care in his third storey rather than committing her to a private asylum

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    Sarah Wise Ò 3 summary (E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England Most of us would probably assume that the plight of someone at risk of incarceration for madness in the nineteenth century was a near hopeless one especially if we had been influenced by reading 'The Woman in White' Sarah Wise follows the history of the attempt to reform the lunacy laws in Victorian England by

  6. says: review Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Sarah Wise (E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England

    (E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England First I want to emphasise that unfortunately this pays very little attention to the fate of poorer lunatics and pretty much nothing about the public asylum system in general It focuses instead on a series of cases by richer people involved in the private system and their struggles to change it etc As long as you're aware of those limitations though it's absolutely fascinating Every story was incredibly readable and interestingO

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    (E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England Sarah Wise Ò 3 summary Review written in 2o12 Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England is marketed as Sarah Wise’s ‘engrossing and most ambitious work yet’ The book aims to ‘revaluate our image of mental health and society in the nineteenth century’ and is said to be ‘both page turning and scholarly

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    read Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England (E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England review Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Sarah Wise A really interesting insight into how lunatic asylums were run false imprisonment and disregard for the patients A good group of individual stories from people deemed insane for their religious beliefs to women who were simply too wilful which was seen as madness Worth reading by anyone with an interest in the development of mental health

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    read Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England Sarah Wise Ò 3 summary review Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Sarah Wise Dry as dust Lots of details crammed into page long paragraphs presented in as boring a manner as possibleuit after 30 pages and 50 yawns

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    (E–pub READ) Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England read Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England There are a number of interesting and at times horrifying true stories of people being wrongfully held in lunatic asylums but these details are bogged down by an excess of information on court cases and the evolution of the Lunacy Laws The personal info of the cases read well but once each chapter moved towards the legal

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