Autism in History: The Case of Hugh Blair of Borgue / Edition 1

Autism in History: The Case of Hugh Blair of Borgue / Edition 1

by Rab Houston, Uta Frith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631220887

ISBN-13: 9780631220886

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Wiley

This engaging story of an eighteenth century Scottish laird whose brief arranged marriage was annulled on the grounds of his mental capacity - which seen through modern eyes can be identified as autism. It is a story of villainy and innocence, and provides a fascinating historical context to which the latest theories on autism are applied.

Overview

This engaging story of an eighteenth century Scottish laird whose brief arranged marriage was annulled on the grounds of his mental capacity - which seen through modern eyes can be identified as autism. It is a story of villainy and innocence, and provides a fascinating historical context to which the latest theories on autism are applied.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631220886
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

Acknowledgements.

1. The Background to the Study.

2. The Life and Times of Hugh Blair.

3. Understanding Mental Incapacity in the Past.

4. Autism and its Relevance to the Case of High Blair.

5. Reading the Court Case as a Clinical Case.

6. Historical-clinical Approach to the Case of Hugh Blair.

Notes.

Glossary of Historical Terms.

Glossary and Topics in Autism.

Further Historical Reading.

Further Reading on Autism.

Index.

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