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A class apart? Admissions to the Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum 1890-1910.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15005919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our perceptions of 'class' and what it meant to be a pauper or a private patient require redefinition before we can draw any firm conclusions on the importance of class to the patient experience in the nineteenth-century Scottish asylum. This chapter argues that a range of influences within the asylum, including financial concerns and a striving for respectability, led to the reconceptualisation of the private patient in this period, thus negating any direct translation of rich and poor into private and pauper. Such an interpretation challenges Scull's suggestion that divisions between private and pauper asylum patients was an accurate reflection of class divisions within Victorian society.
Lorraine Walsh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clio medica (Amsterdam, Netherlands)     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0045-7183     ISO Abbreviation:  Clio Med     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-09     Completed Date:  2004-04-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0057664     Medline TA:  Clio Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-69     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
University of Dundee.
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MeSH Terms
Commitment of Mentally Ill / history*,  statistics & numerical data
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Hospitals, Psychiatric / history*,  statistics & numerical data
Mental Disorders / classification,  diagnosis,  history*,  therapy
Psychiatry / history
Social Class
Social Values*
Socioeconomic Factors

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