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- DescriptionPresenting a picture of how families viewed and managed madness, this study suggests that the family actually played a critical role in caring for the insane and in the development of psychiatry itself. With case histories, it provides a historical perspective on the day and age, when the mentally ill are mainly treated in home and community.
- Author BiographyAkihito Suzuki is Professor of History in the School of Economics at Keio University, Japan.
- Author(s)Akihito Suzuki
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication10/03/2006
- GenreHistory: World & General
- Series TitleMedicine and Society S.
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 13
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note3 line illustrations, 4 tables
- Weight476 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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