Attending Madness

Attending Madness

At Work in the Australian Colonial Asylum

eBook - 2008
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'He is what we would call a very good attendant, who would not run away or flinch from any patient, but would try to have his orders carried out if possible'. Such was the view of William Coady, attendant to the insane in the British settler colony of Victoria, Australia in the 1870s. This book is a history of William Coady's occupation, a history asylum work and workers in nineteenth-century Australia. It considers not only who attendants were and why they worked in the asylum, but also how they and others variously defined 'the very good attendant'. Colonial asylum advocates imagined the atten.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2008
ISBN: 9789401206013
9401206015
9781435677678
1435677676
9789042024199
9042024194
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (266 pages) : illustrations

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