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dc.contributor.authorHilton, Claire
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:24:40Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:24:40Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20201113_9783030548711_26
dc.identifier50603*
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/42920
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/35242
dc.description.abstractThis open access book explores the history of asylums and their civilian patients during the First World War, focusing on the effects of wartime austerity and deprivation on the provision of care. While a substantial body of literature on ‘shell shock’ exists, this study uncovers the mental wellbeing of civilians during the war. It provides the first comprehensive account of wartime asylums in London, challenging the commonly held view that changes in psychiatric care for civilians post-war were linked mainly to soldiers’ experiences and treatment. Drawing extensively on archival and published sources, this book examines the impact of medical, scientific, political, cultural and social change on civilian asylums. It compares four asylums in London, each distinct in terms of their priorities and the diversity of their patients. Revealing the histories of the 100,000 civilian patients who were institutionalised during the First World War, this book offers new insights into decision-making and prioritisation of healthcare in times of austerity, and the myriad factors which inform this.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMental Health in Historical Perspective
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBX History of medicine
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history::HBJD1 British & Irish history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MM Other branches of medicine::MMH Psychiatry
dc.subject.otherSocial History
dc.subject.otherHistory of Medicine
dc.subject.otherHistory of Britain and Ireland
dc.subject.otherPsychiatry
dc.subject.otherShell shock
dc.subject.otherSoldiers
dc.subject.otherMadness
dc.subject.otherWelfare austerity
dc.subject.otherInstitutional care
dc.subject.otherHospitals
dc.subject.otherPatient experiences
dc.subject.otherNapsbury
dc.subject.otherColney Hatch
dc.subject.otherClaybury
dc.subject.otherHanwell
dc.subject.otherStandards of care
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.otherSocial & cultural history
dc.subject.otherEuropean history
dc.titleCivilian Lunatic Asylums During the First World War
dc.title.alternativeA Study of Austerity on London's Fringe
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-54871-1
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy9fa3421d-f917-4153-b9ab-fc337c396b5a
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameSpringer Nature
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.springernature.com/oabooks
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages294
dc.dateSubmitted2020-11-13T13:35:09Z


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