The Poor Law of Lunacy Peter Bartlett

ISBN: 9780718501044

Published: October 1st 1999

Hardcover

332 pages


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The Poor Law of Lunacy  by  Peter Bartlett

The Poor Law of Lunacy by Peter Bartlett
October 1st 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 332 pages | ISBN: 9780718501044 | 6.25 Mb

Most historians portray 19th-century county asylums as the exclusive realm of the asylum doctor, but Bartlett (law, U. of Nottingham) argues that they should be thought of as an aspect of English poor law, in which the medical superintendent hadMoreMost historians portray 19th-century county asylums as the exclusive realm of the asylum doctor, but Bartlett (law, U.

of Nottingham) argues that they should be thought of as an aspect of English poor law, in which the medical superintendent had remarkably little power. He examines the place of the county asylum movement in the midcentury poor law debates and its legal and administrative regimes. Taking the Leicestershire asylum as a case study, he explores the role of poor law officers in admission processes, and relations between them and the staff and inspectors.



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