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5.0 out of 5 stars Presumed curable, 26 Aug 2007
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Susan Fitzgerald (uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Presumed Curable: An Illustrated Casebook of Victorian Psychiatric Patients in Bethlem Hospital (Paperback)
A fantastic book that anyone could read and benefit from. See how real people were treated in unimaginable ways due to learning disability and mental health problems. When you read their notes you also see their faces and it makes it real and powerful.
Whether you are involved in mental health issues or not do read this book because we are all involved in society and this book can show us alot about where we have come from and where we do not want to return.
REAL PEOPLE - REAL LIVES
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4.0 out of 5 stars A graphic display of the cruelty dealt to those who didn't fit in., 14 Oct 2008
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Dr. Rich Boden "rich boden" (Plymouth, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Presumed Curable: An Illustrated Casebook of Victorian Psychiatric Patients in Bethlem Hospital (Paperback)
"Presumed Curable" is a series of case-studies of various "psychiatric patients" (I use that term loosely and I'll explain why in a moment) in the Bethlem Hospital (aka Bedlam) in Victorian London. The "patients" range from those who appear to be truely psychiatrically ill, suffering from hallucinations and split personalities to those who are definately ill but with problems such as epilepsy. The most sickening case-studies to read are the patients who don't seem to have any problem at all - such as the transvestites, the antisocial women, the hermits, the homosexuals, those with phobias. The case-studies are all quite short and are accompanied by a photograph of the patient - which brings it all home to you. These were real people - some ill, some not - all with one thing in common - they were treated (or confined) at Bedlam and shared the same fate. Why doesn't it get 5 stars? I really wish it was longer! It just manages to get you interested and drawn in when it suddenly ends.
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