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Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890$
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Alannah Tomkins

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781526116079

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526116079.001.0001

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Mad doctors: lunacy and the asylum

Mad doctors: lunacy and the asylum

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(p.199) 5 Mad doctors: lunacy and the asylum
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Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890
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Alannah Tomkins

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526116079.003.0006

The stresses of professional life could become so severe as to prompt an admission to an asylum. This chapter considers the propensity of practitioners to undergo admission to either a pauper lunatic asylum or a private, licensed house, and unpacks the experiences of those men whose suffering was acute, or which exemplified the issues which arose when men were treated by their former and (for some) future colleagues. It locates causes of professional stress and fears of competitive practice.

Keywords:   Stress, professional life, asylum, pauper lunatic asylum, licensed house, competitive practice

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