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Published: 10 September 2019

408 Pages


ISBN: 9780190852641

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Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions

A History of Race and Mental Illness in the Nation's Capital

Martin Summers

  • 1. First book-length academic history of Saint Elizabeths Hospital
  • 2. Extensive use of patient case files
  • 3. One of a small number of histories of mental illness/psychiatry that use race as a category of analysis