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Hysteria

Author: Andrew Scull
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019969298X
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The story of hysteria is a curious one, for it persists as an illness for centuries before disappearing. Andrew Scull gives a fascinating account of this socially constructed disease that came to be strongly associated with women, showing the shifts in social, cultural, and medical perceptions through history.

Hysteria The Biography

Author: Andrew Scull
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019956096X
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The story of hysteria is a curious one, for it persists as an illness for centuries before disappearing. Andrew Scull gives a fascinating account of this socially constructed disease that came to be strongly associated with women, showing the shifts in social, cultural, and medical perceptions through history.

Madness

Author: Petteri Pietikäinen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317484452
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Madness: A History is a thorough and accessible account of madness from antiquity to modern times, offering a large-scale yet nuanced picture of mental illness and its varieties in western civilization. The book opens by considering perceptions and experiences of madness starting in Biblical times, Ancient history and Hippocratic medicine to the Age of Enlightenment, before moving on to developments from the late 18th century to the late 20th century and the Cold War era. Petteri Pietikäinen looks at issues such as 18th century asylums, the rise of psychiatry, the history of diagnoses, the experiences of mental health patients, the emergence of neuroses, the impact of eugenics, the development of different treatments, and the late 20th century emergence of anti-psychiatry and the modern malaise of the worried well. The book examines the history of madness at the different levels of micro-, meso- and macro: the social and cultural forces shaping the medical and lay perspectives on madness, the invention and development of diagnoses as well as the theories and treatment methods by physicians, and the patient experiences inside and outside of the mental institution. Drawing extensively from primary records written by psychiatrists and accounts by mental health patients themselves, it also gives readers a thorough grounding in the secondary literature addressing the history of madness. An essential read for all students of the history of mental illness, medicine and society more broadly.

Tackling Mental Illness Together

Author: Alan Thomas
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 1783595604
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· How do we deal wisely, intelligently and compassionately with those who suffer from mental illness? · Can we really make a difference if we aren’t professionals? · Is it possible to discern between bad behaviour due to illness and that caused by sin? Discover how your church can become a safe, encouraging and healing place. ‘The next-best thing to spending a week shadowing Professor Thomas.’ Sinclair Ferguson ‘Rational, readable and relevant, this book confirms that all involved in pastoral work can help tackle mental illness.’ Andrew Fergusson ‘The go-to resource for those who want to know more: the wisdom of reliable clinical experience laced with academic rigour and good common sense, all grounded in God’s word. I recommend it highly.’ Glynn Harrison ‘Empowers us all to play our part.’ Debbie Hawker ‘An accessible, practical, sensible and biblically grounded resource to help us navigate this challenging terrain.’ Sharon James ‘Presented in a way that will instil confidence that we can work with mental health professionals.’ Nick Pollard ‘Alan Thomas has shared his own important insights in what will become a standard book on the subject, accessible and wise.’ Geoff Thomas

Benedict Xiv And The Enlightenment

Author: Rebecca Messbarger
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442624760
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Pope Benedict XIV Lambertini (r. 1740–58) was one of the driving forces behind the Italian Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. His campaign to reconcile faith and empirical science, re-launch a dialogue between the Church and the European intellectual community, and expand papal patronage of the arts and sciences helped restore Italy’s position as a center of intellectual and artistic innovation. Benedict XIV and the Enlightenment offers a broad and nuanced assessment of Benedict’s engagement with Enlightenment art, science, spirituality, and culture. The collection’s essays, written by international experts in the field, cover topics ranging from Benedict’s revisions to the Church’s procedures for beatification and sanctification to his patronage of women scientists and mathematicians at the university in Bologna, his birthplace.

The Most Solitary Of Afflictions

Author: Andrew T. Scull
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780300050516
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Andrew Scull studies the evolution of the treatment of lunacy in England, tracing transformations in social practices & beliefs, the development of institutional management of the mad, & exposing the contrasts between the expectations of asylum founders & the harsh realities of institutional life.

Women Under The Knife

Author: Ann G. Dally
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780785821106
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A disturbing and extraordinary history of how modern surgery developed through experiments on women.