SOURCE: Nursing Clio
by Kylie Smith
Emotionally Disturbed: A History of Caring for America’s Troubled Children explores the development of Residential Treatment Centers (RTCs) for “emotionally disturbed” children.
SOURCE: New Yorker
Challenges to the legitimacy of the profession have forced it to examine itself, including the fundamental question of what constitutes a mental disorder.
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK)
Crossrail archaeologists have unearthed the remains of patients from the infamous Bedlam Hospital, the world's first psychiatric asylum.The skeletons, unearthed in the UK's largest archaeological site, belonged to a few of the 20,000 people interred in a burial ground established adjacent to the psychiatric asylum.Crossrail's lead archaeologist Jay Carver said: "we've got a sixteenth century burial ground existing right below our feet in the road here, about two metres from where we're standing are the skeletons of perhaps up to four thousand people who live and died in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries."...
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