Inconvenient people lunacy liberty and the mad doctors in victorian england sarah wise on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the 19th century saw a series of panics about sane individuals being locked away in lunatic asylums and public feeling often ran high against the rising alienist or mad doctor profession. Inconvenient people lunacy liberty and the mad doctors in victorian england sarah wise 50 out of 5 stars 1 paperback 1579 next praise for inconvenient people this might seem morbid reading but wises research is rigorous her writing is lucid and witty and this book is engaging although disturbing . An incredibly absorbing collection of real life stories of the lunacy of both patients and doctors in asylums in victorian england sarah wise has a wonderfully informative voice and adds touches of warm humour even to such uneasy subjects. Inconvenient people lunacy liberty and the mad doctors in victorian england sarah wise written by dave clarke on 01 june 2013 sarah wise 2012 bodley head london. Inconvenient people lunacy liberty and the mad doctors in victorian england by sarah wise asylums social history with the rise of the mad doctor profession english liberty seemed to be threatened by a new generation of medical men willing to incarcerate difficult family members in return for the high fees paid by an
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