A History of Hospitals in the Care of the Mentally Ill — A World Overview

  • Edward Lambert Margetts


The history of hospitals concerns the history of the patient, the physician and the nurse. Without them, there is no hospital. The hospital is an instrument, a place for the investigation and treatment of illness and a place of caring, refuge and safety for the sick.


Mental Hospital Mental Patient Lunatic Asylum Insane Asylum Arab Conquest 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Lambert Margetts
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  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineThe University of British Columbia and Vancouver General HospitalVancouverCanada

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