A Memoir of John Conolly, M.D., D.C.L: Comprising a Sketch of the Treatment of the Insane in Europe and America

A Memoir of John Conolly, M.D., D.C.L: Comprising a Sketch of the Treatment of the Insane in Europe and America

by James Clark


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John Conolly (1794-1866) was a physician and alienist (psychiatrist) who worked with the mentally ill at the Hanwell County Asylum in Middlesex, where he introduced the principle of non-restraint. This action was at first controversial and met with strong opposition, but it served to further the cause of humane treatment, securing Conolly's reputation. Published in 1869, this biography was the last major work of Sir James Clark (1788-1870), a supporter of Conolly's enlightened methods. Clark himself had enjoyed a distinguished medical career, becoming a trusted physician and friend to Queen Victoria. Also reissued in this series are his Medical Notes on Climate, Diseases, Hospitals, and Medical Schools in France, Italy, and Switzerland (1820), The Influence of Climate in the Prevention and Cure of Chronic Diseases (1829) and A Treatise on Pulmonary Consumption (1835).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108062497
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/13/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Early life and education; 2. Resigned his professorship in University College; 3. Dr Conolly enters on his duties; 4. Resignation as resident physician; 5. The difficulties; 6. Observations on the neglect of practical teaching of insanity; 7. Conolly on phrenology; 8. A well-directed system of education for girls; 9. Ready acceptance of non-restraint; 10. Defects in organization of our asylums; 11. Middle-class asylums; 12. Earlswood; 13. Foreign asylums; 14. Non-restraint; 15. Conolly's health began to decline; 16. Failure of mental energy; 17. A man of great natural talents; 18. One of the original members of the British Medical and Surgical Association; 19. Engaged in literary works; 20. Dr Arthur Mitchell's opinion; Conclusion; Appendix.

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