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The fourth factor : a historical perspective on architecture and medicine

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Currie, John Michael. AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. --Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects , 2007.
Call Number
WX 140 C976f 2007
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WX 140 C976f 2007
Author
Currie, John Michael
Corporate Author
AIA Academy of Architecture for Health
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Institute of Architects
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
191 p.
ISBN
9781571650184
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Design and Construction - history
History of Medicine
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Madness, architecture and the built environment : psychiatric spaces in historical context

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Topp, Leslie. --New York, NY: Routledge , 2007.
Call Number
WM 27.1 M182 2007
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WM 27.1 M182 2007
Author
Topp, Leslie
Other Authors
Moran, James E
Andrews, Jonathan
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Routledge
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
346 p.
Series Vol.
27
Series Title
Routledge studies in the social history of medicine
ISBN
9780415375290
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals, Psychiatric - history
Hospital Design and Construction - history
Environment Design
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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A Space of Their Own : The Archaeology of Nineteenth Century Lunatic Asylums in Britain, South Australia and Tasmania

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Susan Piddock. --New York, NY: Springer , c2007.
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Location
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The history of lunatic asylums--what do we really know about them? Films and television programs have portrayed them as places of horror where the patients are restrained and left to listen to the cries of their fellow inmates in despair. But what was the world of nineteenth century lunatic asylums really like? Are these images true? This book will explore this world using the techniques of historical archaeology and history. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the advent of n…
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Author
Piddock, Susan
Responsibility
Susan Piddock
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 265 p. : ill., maps, plans)
Series Title
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
ISBN
9780387733869
9780387733852 (print ed.)
ISSN
1574-0439
Subjects (MeSH)
Archaeology
History of Medicine
Hospital Design and Construction - history
Hospitals, Psychiatric - history
Other Subjects
South Australia
Tasmania
United Kingdom
Abstract
The history of lunatic asylums--what do we really know about them? Films and television programs have portrayed them as places of horror where the patients are restrained and left to listen to the cries of their fellow inmates in despair. But what was the world of nineteenth century lunatic asylums really like? Are these images true? This book will explore this world using the techniques of historical archaeology and history. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the advent of new treatments for insanity based on moral therapy and non-restraint, and an increasing social awareness of the conditions in which the insane were being kept led to a new focus on the provisions made for the insane in "madhouses", lunatic asylums and hospitals. In response to this new focus those interested in the reform of these places and the new treatment regimes began to describe what lunatic asylums should be if they were going to bring the insane back to sanity. In this book a new methodology is developed using these descriptions as the basis of a series of "ideal" asylum models. A comparison of these "ideal" asylums to the lunatic asylums built in England, South Australia and Tasmania allows us to enter the world of the nineteenth century asylum, and to understand the effects of achieving or failing to achieve the "ideal" asylum on life within these places. Through the case studies of England, South Australia, and Tasmania, this book seeks to identify the forces at work within each society that led to the particular provisions being made for the insane in each place. It will be argued that the adoption of the "ideal" asylum features can be directly related to a number of key factors, these were: access to a pool of knowledge about lunatic asylum design; economic constraints; the treatment mode adopted; and social perceptions of who was to be accommodated in the asylum: paupers, the middle class, the higher class, or convicts.
Contents
A Space of Their Own -- The Archaeology of Institutions -- The Archaeology of Lunatic Asylums -- The Changing Face of Insanity and Rise of the Institution -- Constructing the "Ideal" -- The British Lunatic Asylum: Ideals and Realities -- South Australia and the "Ideal" Lunatic Asylum -- Tasmania and the "Ideal" Asylum -- The "Ideal" Asylum: A World of Difference -- Conclusion: Archaeology and Lunatic Asylums -- Appendices.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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