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Mind-Forg'd Manacles: A History of Madness in England from the Restoration to the Regency, by Roy Porter

Mind-Forg'd Manacles: A History of Madness in England from the Restoration to the Regency, by Roy Porter

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This book explores attitudes towards and treatments for madness in the age before the mass asylum and the emergence of the psychiatric profession. It explores early social policy towards the mad, and how this led to the piecemeal development of lunatic asylums, looking at the theoretical and practical aspects of psychiatric therapies.

 

This is a second-hand book in excellent condition.

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