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Madness to Mental Illness: A History of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Its Predecessors Thomas Bewley

Madness to Mental Illness: A History of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Its Predecessors

Thomas Bewley

Published November 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781904671350
Hardcover
158 pages
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This volume narrates the two-hundred year history of the practices and institutions of psychiatry in Britain, focusing in particular on the organizations and activities of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which began in 1841 as the Association ofMoreThis volume narrates the two-hundred year history of the practices and institutions of psychiatry in Britain, focusing in particular on the organizations and activities of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which began in 1841 as the Association of Medical Officers of Asylums and Hospitals for the Insane. In addition to attending to organizational and professional issues, Bewley, who has served as president of the College, pays attention to the evolution of psychiatric practice and theory, as well as such narrower topics as the development of specialties, education and training of nurses and medical students, journals and other College publications, the Colleges library and information service, and the various physical premises of the College.