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Enjoyable and well written,
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This review is from: Bedlam: London and Its Mad (Paperback)
The book does have a large ambition as other reviewers have stated. It was a very interesting novel though I found Necropolis by the author a much more interesting read and put together in a more interesting way. My main difficulty with this text was perhaps that the cases referred to on the back cover were covered in no real depth in the text itself. There were brief references to individual cases and miscarriages of justice and more detail spent on the doctors that governed the institution itself as well as the architecture of the different locations for Bedlam.
For those interested in the history of this period it is a good read, even with the context of the book in the details surrounding Bedlam at this time.