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Captain Barillon was the great gentleman-apache before your time; he died in a madhouse, screaming with fear of the "narks" and receivers that had betrayed him and hunted him down.
Every one wanteth the same; every one is equal: he who hath other sentiments goeth voluntarily into the madhouse.
And through the deep and tremendous noise sudden yells that resembled snatches of songs from a madhouse darted shrill and high in discordant jets of sound which seemed to rush far above the earth and drive all peace from under the stars.
Her work reveals that by the end of the 18th century there were about 45 recorded private madhouses in England and Wales.
Sectional topics include madhouses, asylums, and hospitals in context; case studies in psychiatric space; beyond the institution; race and space in colonial asylums; architects and institutions; and professionals and patients.
Whether the piazza or piazzas are cradles or madhouses is part of the fun in this, and Arsic makes Melville's fascination with insanity and incarceration for insanity very interesting.
After the golden age of lunacy reform, during the 1840s and 1850s, when Dorothea Dix's argument that confinement in well-ordered hospitals could cure madness seemed plausible, madhouses and mad-doctors drifted into a slow, downward spiral.
Post-Nurse Ratched, it might seem a cultural commonplace that madhouses are mad and that institutional psychiatry has a lot of dehumanizing psychic (and physical) violence to answer for.
I had thought of Ek as the bad-boy choreographer who put ballet classics in madhouses and forgot about musical dancing.
One half of Customers and Patrons constitutes a transcription (with detailed annotation) of a case book of Dr John Monro, the physician to the Bethlem Asylum and the proprietor of several madhouses in the London region.