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dc.contributor.authorHouston, Robert (Rab)
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-17T09:31:02Z
dc.date.available2013-07-17T09:31:02Z
dc.date.issued2012-03
dc.identifier.citationHouston , R R 2012 , ' Explanations for death by suicide in northern Britain during the long eighteenth century ' , History of Psychiatry , vol. 23 , no. 1 , pp. 52-64 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0957154X11428911en
dc.identifier.issn0957-154X
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 4925593
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 9c1c1095-f789-452b-b406-e22ce3545fab
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84857674042
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-1045-7242/work/60426679
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/3850
dc.description.abstractThis article explores how professionals explicated and contextualised the deaths of their clients or subjects, delineated the relationship between madness and death, and advised and counselled families on the deaths of their mentally ill members. It uses coroners’ inquest findings, media such as newspapers, magazines, pamphlets and broadsides, and family correspondence (all drawn from Scotland and the north of England) as well as medical and legal writings to explore perceptions of the link between state of mind and voluntary death. It asks how doctors, families and ‘society’ at large conceptualized, responded to and coped with mental problems culminating in suicide. The aim is to square the apparent simplicity of measured professional understandings with the more emotionally charged yet complex ways those close to attempted or successful suicides related to their situation.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofHistory of Psychiatryen
dc.rights(c) 2012 R.A. Houston, published by SAGE. This is an author version of this article. The published version in History of Psychiatry is available from http://hpy.sagepub.com.en
dc.subjectDoctorsen
dc.subjectInsanityen
dc.subjectLawyersen
dc.subjectMediaen
dc.subjectMedicalizationen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectNewspapersen
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.subjectSuicideen
dc.subject18th centuryen
dc.subjectDA Great Britainen
dc.subjectRC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatryen
dc.subject.lccDAen
dc.subject.lccRC0321en
dc.titleExplanations for death by suicide in northern Britain during the long eighteenth centuryen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPostprinten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Historyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0957154X11428911
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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