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Response to Review no. 453

I welcome this opportunity to respond to Meaghan Kowalsky’s balanced and thoughtful review of my book. Although my present post is in medical humanities, I am a historian whose research has focused on the social history of medicine. Therefore, I am acutely aware of the plethora of primary sources that are available for a monographicContinue reading “Response to Review no. 453”

Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914: A Social History of Madness in Comparative Perspective

The social history of madness is a vibrant area of intellectual enquiry which in the past 20 years has generated an impressive series of monographs and essay collections. This volume is a scholarly addition to the literature. Although its origins lie i n a seminar series and a conference, both held at the University ofContinue reading “Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914: A Social History of Madness in Comparative Perspective”