Asylum: Inside the Pauper Lunatic Asylums

Asylum Inside the Pauper Lunatic Asylums A stranger has come To share my room in the house not right in the head A girl mad as birds Dylan Thomas Love in the Asylum With the advent of care in the community for the mentally afflicted the s

  • Title: Asylum: Inside the Pauper Lunatic Asylums
  • Author: MarkDavis
  • ISBN: 9781445636146
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • A stranger has come To share my room in the house not right in the head, A girl mad as birds Dylan Thomas, Love in the Asylum With the advent of care in the community for the mentally afflicted, the self contained villages for the apparently insane have now been consigned to the history books These once bustling Victorian institutions were commonly known in the nineA stranger has come To share my room in the house not right in the head, A girl mad as birds Dylan Thomas, Love in the Asylum With the advent of care in the community for the mentally afflicted, the self contained villages for the apparently insane have now been consigned to the history books These once bustling Victorian institutions were commonly known in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the county asylum or the pauper lunatic asylum , and were an accepted and essential part of society for nearly two centuries It is difficult to believe that, in 1914, there were 102 such asylums, accommodating over 100,000 patients, the majority of whom lived their entire lives under care and treatment In 2014, with the exception of those that have already been demolished, these buildings now lie empty and derelict, or have been converted for contemporary living Through this photographic book, we journey into the inner sanctum of a world of lost dreams, where hope was often than not unwillingly traded for an uncomfortable acceptance.

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    1 thought on “Asylum: Inside the Pauper Lunatic Asylums”

    1. I'm on the fence with this book. On one hand it was informative as to the original intention and statistics on each of the pauper asylums, including the pictures of the buildings now, but on the other hand I was expecting more expansive telling of the history of each. So, with that in mind, if you have a project due on asylums, this is a good book to pick up, but if you're looking for a more substantial history, this ain't the one for you.

    2. There are some excellent photographs of abandoned asylums in this well presented book & some nice background information along the way. It's a nice companion piece to the fictional novel Poppet that I am currently reading, which is partly set inside a UK high secure unit. If you like this book it's also worth checking out Derelict London by Paul Talling.

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