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ZWELLING, SHOMER S. - Quest for a Cure. The Public Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1773-1885.

Willliamsburg: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1986. 0879351101. Second printing. "On October 12, 1773, the Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds admitted its first patient..When it opened, the Virginia hospital was the only public institution exclusively devoted to the care and treatment of the mentally ill in British North America. This book examines changing practices in the hospital 1773-1885. A profound ambivalence toward the mentally ill is deeply embedded in the institution's history." 25cms x 18.5cms. Pp.63, signed by the author to title page. Paperback, minor creasing to rear and scuffs to top and tail of spine. VG.
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.5 US$ 19.01 | JP¥ 2790] Book number 47993

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