‘Handbook for Attendants on the Insane’, London England, 1902

Made:
1902 in London
publisher:
Bailliere, Tindall and Cox
and
Medico Psychological Association of Great Britain and Ireland

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Book "Handbook for Attendants on the Insane", 4th ed. 1902, by the Medico Psychological Association

Regulations regarding the care of people with mental illnesses are in this handbook. It contains topics such as anatomy and physiology, symptoms of disease, nursing the sick and laying out the dead. Only one chapter is on the actual care of patients with mental illness. It outlines the penalties for ill-treating patients. This indicates an increasing awareness of the ‘rights’ of patients with mental illness at the turn of the century. The handbook was originally published in America. It was published in London by the Medico Psychological Association of Great Britain and Ireland. It was considered an ‘essential text-book’ for nurses training for the ‘Certificate of Proficiency in Nursing’. Anyone working with patients with mental illness required this qualification.

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Category:
Printed Books
Object Number:
1982-561/265
Materials:
card, cloth, complete, cotton (textile), paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
overall - previous: 14 mm x 128 mm x 186 mm, .25 kg
type:
book
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Mirrielees, Esther
status:
Permanent collection

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