Susan Eilenberg: The History of Mental Medicine
23 July 2009
Show More Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present by Lisa Appignanesi.
Virago, 592 pp., £12.99, January 2009, 978 1 84408 234 6Show More
“... found out that my mother had once spent time in a mental ward. She was, at the time of her hospitalisation, a very new mother – of me – and consequently exhausted. What sent her to the mental ward was delirium. That, at least, was what the emergency room doctors thought when she arrived at the hospital extremely ill with encephalitis (which they never ...”