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The Rise of Mental Health Nursing: A History of Psychiatric Care in Dutch Asylums, 1890-1920
by Geertje Boschma
Amsterdam University Press, 2003
Paper: 978-90-5356-501-8 | eISBN: 978-90-485-0507-4
Library of Congress Classification RC440.B66 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 610.736809492

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Geertje Boschma's complex study examines issues from the rise of scientific psychiatry and the emergence of mental health nursing to the social relationships of class, gender, and religion that structured asylum care in the Netherlands around 1900. Drawing on the archival collections of four Dutch asylums, Boschma highlights the gendered nature of mental health nursing politics, and captures the contradictory realities of hospital-oriented asylum care, both illustrating the social complexity of the care of the mentally ill and offering an important addition to the history of European psychiatry.

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