Gender and Class in English Asylums, 1890–1914

  • Louise Hide

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 1-13
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    Pages 14-39
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    Pages 40-64
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    Pages 65-90
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    Pages 91-120
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    Pages 121-145
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    Pages 146-170
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    Pages 171-180
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 181-240

About this book


An unprecedented number of people were sent to 'lunatic asylums' in the nineteenth century. But what was life like inside? How was order maintained? And why were so many doctors on the verge of a breakdown themselves? This book provides a glimpse into the lives of patients and staff inside two London asylums at the turn of the twentieth century.


Asylum Gender Class Lunatic Madness Insanity Mental disorder Mental illness Mental hospital Lunatic asylum Alienist Doctor Attendant Nurse Claybury Bexley Asylum Sir Robert Armstrong-Jones Dr TEK Stansfield Asylum patient 20th century English gender hospital twentieth century History of psychiatry Gender history Masculinities Women's history Institutional history History of hospitals London history

Authors and affiliations

  • Louise Hide
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  1. 1.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45802-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-32143-5
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