Mad Or Bad

Author: David J Vaughan
ISBN: 1473864151
Size: 31.20 MB
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Written in accessible language, this book - unlike any before it - retells twenty-five cases, from the renowned to obscure, including an attempt to murder a bemused Queen Victoria; the poisoner Dove and the much-feared magician; the ...

Trials Of Passion Crimes Committed In The Name Of Love And Madness

Author: Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605988154
Size: 65.39 MB
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Through court and asylum records, letters and newspaper accounts, this book brings to life some sensational trials between 1870 and 1914, a period when the psychiatric professions were consolidating their hold on our understanding of what ...

Inconvenient People

Author: Sarah Wise
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409027953
Size: 17.69 MB
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE Gaslight tales of rooftop escapes, men and women snatched in broad daylight, patients shut in coffins, a fanatical cult known as the Abode of Love.

Victorian Suicide

Author: Barbara Gates
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400859565
Size: 30.51 MB
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These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

The Wicked Boy

Author: Kate Summerscale
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 140885113X
Size: 37.16 MB
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Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2017 The gripping, fascinating account of a shocking murder case that sent late Victorian Britain into a frenzy, by the number one bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions ...

Lunatics Imbeciles And Idiots

Author: Kathryn Burtinshaw
ISBN: 147387906X
Size: 43.98 MB
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Written for genealogists as well as historians, this book contains clear information concerning access to asylum records and other relevant primary sources and how to interpret their contents in a meaningful way.

Madhouses Mad Doctors And Madmen

Author: Andrew Scull
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 151280682X
Size: 57.80 MB
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In Andrew Scull's edited collection Madhouses, Mad-Doctors, and Madmen, contributors' essays offer a historical analysis of the issues that continue to plague the psychiatric profession today.