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Look Inside A Memoir of John Conolly, M.D., D.C.L

A Memoir of John Conolly, M.D., D.C.L
Comprising a Sketch of the Treatment of the Insane in Europe and America

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  • Date Published: June 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108062497

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  • John Conolly (1794–1866) was a physician and alienist (psychiatrist) who worked with the mentally ill at the Hanwell County Asylum in Middlesex, where he introduced the principle of non-restraint. This action was at first controversial and met with strong opposition, but it served to further the cause of humane treatment, securing Conolly's reputation. Published in 1869, this biography was the last major work of Sir James Clark (1788–1870), a supporter of Conolly's enlightened methods. Clark himself had enjoyed a distinguished medical career, becoming a trusted physician and friend to Queen Victoria. Also reissued in this series are his Medical Notes on Climate, Diseases, Hospitals, and Medical Schools in France, Italy, and Switzerland (1820), The Influence of Climate in the Prevention and Cure of Chronic Diseases (1829) and A Treatise on Pulmonary Consumption (1835).

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    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108062497
    • length: 326 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Early life and education
    2. Resigned his professorship in University College
    3. Dr Conolly enters on his duties
    4. Resignation as resident physician
    5. The difficulties
    6. Observations on the neglect of practical teaching of insanity
    7. Conolly on phrenology
    8. A well-directed system of education for girls
    9. Ready acceptance of non-restraint
    10. Defects in organization of our asylums
    11. Middle-class asylums
    12. Earlswood
    13. Foreign asylums
    14. Non-restraint
    15. Conolly's health began to decline
    16. Failure of mental energy
    17. A man of great natural talents
    18. One of the original members of the British Medical and Surgical Association
    19. Engaged in literary works
    20. Dr Arthur Mitchell's opinion
    Conclusion
    Appendix.

  • Author

    James Clark

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