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Asylum On the Hill

By: Ziff, Katherine

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Athens, OH, Ohio University Press: 2012

Seller ID: 8452

ISBN: 0821419730

Condition: New


Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2012. New/new. "Asylum on the Hill "is the story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness, as seen through the example of the Athens Lunatic Asylum. Built in Southeast Ohio after the Civil War, the asylum embodied the nineteenth-century "gold standard" specifications of moral treatment. Ziff's fresh presentation of America's nineteenth-century asylum movement shows how the Athens Lunatic Asylum accommodated political, economic, community, family, and individual needs and left an archit... View more info