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A Treatise on Madness by William Battie

And

Remarks on Dr Battie's Treatise on Madness by John Monro.

A Psychiatric Controversy of the Eighteenth Century

By William Battie, John Monro, Richard Hunter (Editor) and Ida Macalpine (Editor)

1962 - London - Dawsons of Pall Mall

9" by 6"; 23pp, 99pp, [2], 60pp

 

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A reprint of two works that mark the first debate in psychiatry.

This 1962 reprint sees two separate publications from 1758 brought together with an introduction and notes.

The introduction paints the contemporary scene and highlights the importance of these two works, which awakened the profession to the importance of psychiatry. The original treatise also stirred the public to take an interest in the maltreated section of the community.

First thus.

Battie's work was the first lengthy book on the treatment of mental illness. Battie began working at St Luke's hospital which caused him to write this work which was largely a critique aimed at Bethlem Hospital, known otherwise as Bedlam. The conservative regime at Bedlam used coercive and barbaric custodial treatment. Battie instead argued for tailored management of patients and advised cleanliness, good food, fresh air and distractions.

This work roused a response from John Monro who was the head physician at Bedlam. His father was the physician before him and Monro saw this work as a personal attack. Bedlam was the primary English mental hospital until it lost its institutional monopoly due to the creation of St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics in 1751.

CONDITION

In original full cloth binding and held in original dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is very smart with minor bumping to the extremities as well as to the head and tail of spine. Wrap is slightly sunned and has one or two light spots.  Internally, work is firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall: FINE with a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper.


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