Quest for a Cure
Methods of Treating Mental Illness in the 18th & 19th Centuries Softbound Shomer S. Zwelling, Author 64 Pages
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Erected in 1773, burned in 1885, and now reconstructed, the Public Hospital was the first public facility in colonial America built for the treatment of the mentally ill. This highly readable account of Quest for a Cure gives an overview of the attitudes toward and the methods of treating mental illness in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Softbound