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Author Coleborne, Catharine, author

Title Madness in the family : insanity and institutions in the Australasian colonial world, 1860-1914 / Catharine Coleborne
Published Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.21099 Col/Mit  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 220 pages : illuatrations, maps ; 23 cm
Series Otto Hirschfeld Memorial Collection
Otto Hirschfeld Memorial Collection
Contents Machine generated contents note: List of Figures List of Maps List of Tables Acknowledgments Introduction Colonial Psychiatry in the Australasian World Families and the Colonial Hospital System, 1860-1900 Families and the Language of Insanity Writing to and from the Asylum Tracing Families for Maintenance Payments Porous Boundaries: Families, Patients and Practices of Extra-Institutional Care Conclusion: Families, Insanity, and the Archive Appendix: Indications of insanity noted by family and friends of inmate prior to committal Notes Bibliography Index
Summary "Madness in the Family explores how colonial families coped with insanity through a trans-colonial study of the relationships between families and public colonial hospitals for the insane in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand between 1860 and 1914"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Families -- Australia.
Families -- New Zealand.
Mentally ill -- Family relationships -- Australasia -- History -- 19th century.
Mentally ill -- Family relationships.
Psychiatric hospitals -- Australasia -- History -- 19th century.
Psychiatric hospitals -- History.
Psychiatric hospitals -- Australia -- History.
Psychiatric hospitals -- New Zealand -- History.
Psychiatry -- Australasia -- History -- 19th century.
Psychiatry -- Australia -- History.
LC no. 2009044932
ISBN 0230578071 (hardback)
9780230578074 (hardback)