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The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland | SpringerLink

The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland | SpringerLink

This open access book is the first comparative study of public, voluntary and private asylums in nineteenth-century Ireland. Examining nine institutions, it explores whether concepts of social class and status and the emergence of a strong middle class informed interactions between gender, religion, identity and insanity. It questions whether medical and lay explanations of mental illness and its causes, and patient experiences, were influenced...

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