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Scull, Andrew 1946-

Works: 59 works in 345 publications in 5 languages and 15,299 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Encyclopedias  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: RC450.G7, 616.89009
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Most widely held works about Andrew Scull
Most widely held works by Andrew Scull
Decarceration : community treatment and the deviant : a radical view by Andrew Scull( Book )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madness in civilization : a cultural history of insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine by Andrew Scull( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The loss of reason, a sense of alienation from the commonsense world we all like to imagine we inhabit, the shattering emotional turmoil that seizes hold and won't let go--these are some of the traits we associate with madness. Today, mental disturbance is most commonly viewed through a medical lens, but societies have also sought to make sense of it through religion or the supernatural, or by constructing psychological or social explanations in an effort to tame the demons of unreason. Madness in Civilization traces the long and complex history of this affliction and our attempts to treat it. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Madness in Civilization takes readers from antiquity to today, painting a vivid and often harrowing portrait of the different ways that cultures around the world have interpreted and responded to the seemingly irrational, psychotic, and insane. From the Bible to Sigmund Freud, from exorcism to mesmerism, from Bedlam to Victorian asylums, from the theory of humors to modern pharmacology, the book explores the manifestations and meanings of madness, its challenges and consequences, and our varied responses to it. It also looks at how insanity has haunted the imaginations of artists and writers and describes the profound influence it has had on the arts, from drama, opera, and the novel to drawing, painting, and sculpture." -- Publisher's description
Madhouses, mad-doctors, and madmen : the social history of psychiatry in the Victorian era by Andrew Scull( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorian Age saw the transformation of the madhouse into the asylum into the mental hospital; of the mad-doctor into the alienist into the psychiatrist; and of the madman (and madwoman) into the mental patient. In Andrew Scull's edited collection Madhouses, Mad-Doctors, and Madmen, contributors' essays offer a historical analysis of the issues that continue to plague the psychiatric profession today. Topics covered include the debate over the effectiveness of institutional or community treatment, the boundary between insanity and criminal responsibility, the implementation of commitment laws, and the differences in defining and treating mental illness based on the gender of the patient
Durkheim and the law by Émile Durkheim( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social control and the state by Stanley Cohen( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and French and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madhouse : a tragic tale of megalomania and modern medicine by Andrew Scull( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many patients did not survive Cotton's surgeries; thousands more were left mangled and maimed. Cotton's work was controversial, yet none of his colleagues questioned his experimental practices. Subsequent historians and psychiatrists, too, have ignored the events that cast doubt on their favourite narratives of scientific and humanitarian progress." "Andrew Scull exposes the full, frightening story of madness among the mad-doctors. Drawing on a wealth of documents and interviews, he reconstructs a nightmarish, cautionary chapter in modern psychiatry, when professionals failed to police themselves."--Jacket
Hysteria : the biography by Andrew Scull( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of hysteria is a curious one, for it persists as an illness for centuries before disappearing. Andrew Scull gives a fascinating account of this socially constructed disease that came to be strongly associated with women, showing the shifts in social, cultural, and medical perceptions through history
Museums of madness : the social organization of insanity in nineteenth-century England by Andrew Scull( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and Italian and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masters of Bedlam : the transformation of the mad-doctoring trade by Andrew Scull( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors use the careers of seven nineteenth-century "mad doctors" to illustrate the creation of the modern profession of psychiatry. The doctors profiled are: John Haslam ; John Conolly ; W.A.F. Browne ; Sir Alexander Morison ; Samuel Gaskell ; Sir John Caharles Bucknill ; Henry Maudsley
Social order/mental disorder : Anglo-American psychiatry in historical perspective by Andrew Scull( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most solitary of afflictions : madness and society in Britain, 1700-1900 by Andrew Scull( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Scull studies the evolution of the treatment of lunacy in England, tracing transformations in social practices & beliefs, the development of institutional management of the mad, & exposing the contrasts between the expectations of asylum founders & the harsh realities of institutional life
Undertaker of the mind : John Monro and mad-doctoring in eighteenth-century England by Jonathan Andrews( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As visiting physician to Bethlem Hospital, the archetypal "Bedlam" and Britain's first and (for hundreds of years) only public institution for the insane, Dr. John Monro (1715-1791) was a celebrity in his own day. Jonathan Andrews and Andrew Scull call him a "connoisseur of insanity, this high priest of the trade in lunacy." Although the basics of his life and career are well known, this study is the first to explore in depth Monro's colorful and contentious milieu. Mad-doctoring grew into a recognized, if not entirely respectable, profession during the eighteenth century, and besides being affiliated with public hospitals, Monro and other mad-doctors became entrepreneurs and owners of private madhouses and were consulted by the rich and famous. Monro's close social connections with members of the aristocracy and gentry, as well as with medical professionals, politicians, and divines, guaranteed him a significant place in the social, political, cultural, and intellectual worlds of his time. Andrews and Scull draw on an astonishing array of visual materials and verbal sources that include the diaries, family papers, and correspondence of some of England's wealthiest and best-connected citizens. The book is also distinctive in the coverage it affords to individual case histories of Monro's patients, including such prominent contemporary figures as the Earls Ferrers and Orford, the religious "enthusiast" Alexander Cruden, and the "mad" King George III, as well as his crazy would-be assassin, Margaret Nicholson. What the authors make clear is that Monro, a serious physician neither reactionary nor enlightened in his methods, was the outright epitome of the mad-trade as it existedthen, esteemed in some quarters and ridiculed in others. The fifty illustrations, expertly annotated and integrated with the text, will be a revelation to many readers. - Publisher
Madness : a very short introduction by Andrew Scull( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrew Scull examines the social, historical, and culturally variable response to madness over the centuries, providing a provocative and entertaining examination of mental illness over more than two millennia"--Front cover flap
Customers and patrons of the mad-trade : the management of lunacy in eighteenth-century London : with the complete text of John Monro's 1766 case book by Jonathan Andrews( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a lively commentary on the eighteenth-century mad-business, its practitioners, its patients (or "customers"), and its patrons, viewed through the unique lens of the private case book kept by the most famous mad-doctor in Augustan England, Dr. John Monro (1715-1791). Monro's case book, comprising the doctor's jottings on patients drawn from a great variety of social strata - offers an extraordinary window into the subterranean world of the mad-trade in eighteenth-century London. Monro was the physician to Bethlem Hospital and the second in a dynasty of Dr. Monros who monopolized that office for over a century. His hospital, the oldest and most famous/infamous psychiatric establishment in the English-speaking world, was the mystical, mythical Bedlam of our collective imaginings. But Monro also had an extensive private practice ministering to the mad and was the proprietor of several private metropolitan madhouses. His case book testifies to the scope and prosperity of Monro's "trade in lunacy," and Jonathan Andrews and Andrew Scull brilliantly exploit the opportunity it affords to look inside the mad-business." "The volume concludes with a complete edition of the case book itself, transcribed in full with editorial annotations by the authors. Apparently the only such document to survive from eighteenth-century England, the case book covers no more than a year of Monro's practice, yet it provides rare and often intimate details on a hundred of his private patients
The asylum as Utopia : W.A.F. Browne and the mid-nineteenth century consolidation of psychiatry by W. A. F Browne( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Asylums Were, Are, and Ought to Be, first published in 1837, was of considerable significance in the history of lunacy reform in Britain. It contains perhaps the single most influential portrait by a medical author of the horrors of the traditional madhouse system. Its powerful and ideologically resonant description of the contrasting virtues of the reformed asylum, a hive of therapeutic activity under the benevolent but autocratic guidance and control of its medical superintendent, provided within a brief compass a strikingly
The insanity of place, the place of insanity : essays on the history of psychiatry by Andrew Scull( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together many of the major papers published by Andrew Scull in the history of psychiatry over the past decade and a half. Its historiographic essays provide a critical perspective on such major figures as Michel Foucault, Roy Porter, and Edward Shorter, and subsequent chapters examine some of the major substantive debates in the field from the eighteenth century to the present." "The Insanity of Place/The Place of Insanity will be of interest to students and professionals of the history of medicine and of psychiatry, as well as sociologists concerned with deviance and social control, the sociology of mental illness, and the sociology of the professions."--
Hysteria : the disturbing history by Andrew Scull( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteenth century seems to have been full of hysterical women - or so they were diagnosed. Where are they now? The very disease no longer exists. In this fascinating account, Andrew Scull tells the story of Hysteria - an illness that disappeared not through medical endeavour, but through growing understanding and cultural change
Cultural sociology of mental illness : an A-to-Z guide( Book )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A to Z Guide looks at recent reports that suggest an astonishing rise in mental illness and considers such questions as: Are there truly more mentally ill people now or are there just more people being diagnosed and treated? What are the roles of economics and the pharmacological industry in this controversy? At the core of what is going on with mental illness in America and around the world, the editors suggest, is cultural sociology: How differing cultures treat mental illness and, in turn, how mental health patients are affected by the culture. In this illuminating multidisciplinary reference, expert scholars explore the culture of mental illness from the non-clinical perspectives of sociology, history, psychology, epidemiology, economics, public health policy, and finally, the mental health patients themselves. Key themes include Cultural Comparisons of Mental Health Disorders; Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness Around the World; Economics; Epidemiology; Mental Health Practitioners; Non-Drug Treatments; Patient, the Psychiatry, and Psychology; Psychiatry and Space; Psychopharmacology; Public Policy; Social History; and Sociology.--
La locura : una breve introducción by Andrew Scull( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asylum as utopia : w.a.f. browne and the mid-nineteenth century by Andrew Scull( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hysteria : the biographyMasters of Bedlam : the transformation of the mad-doctoring tradeThe most solitary of afflictions : madness and society in Britain, 1700-1900Undertaker of the mind : John Monro and mad-doctoring in eighteenth-century EnglandMadness : a very short introductionCustomers and patrons of the mad-trade : the management of lunacy in eighteenth-century London : with the complete text of John Monro's 1766 case bookThe asylum as Utopia : W.A.F. Browne and the mid-nineteenth century consolidation of psychiatryThe insanity of place, the place of insanity : essays on the history of psychiatryHysteria : the disturbing history