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Psychiatric Science and Lay Perspectives


Coffee and registration

Akihito Suzuki (Keio University)
Psychiatry in the Public and the Private Spheres

Coffee break

Session One
Joseph Melling and Pamela Dale (Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Exeter)
Family Matters? Families, Kinship and Domesticity in Recent Scholarship on the History of Insanity

Pamela Michael (University of Wales at Bangor)
'Relatives Affected': A Comparison of Lay and Professional Interpretations of the 'Hereditary Origins' of Insanity amongst Patients Admitted to the Denbigh Asylum, 1875-1914


Session Two
Jette Møllerhøj (University of Copenhagen and Visiting Research Fellow, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge)
On Unsafe Ground: The Practices and Institutionalisation of Danish Psychiatry 1850-1920

Cecilia Riving (University of Lund and Visiting Fellow, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick)
'I would love to see my daughter again': The Family and the Psychiatrist in 19th-Century Sweden


Session Three
Hilary Marland (Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick)
Healers of the Household: Doctors, Families, Patients and the Treatment of Puerperal Insanity in the Nineteenth Century

Discussion and departure