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Author : Catharine Arnold
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-12-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9781847390004


Book Bedlam Description/Summary:

The mad have always been with us. Bethlehem Hospital, or `Bedlam' as it became in cockney slang, is the world's oldest psychiatric hospital. Founded in 1247 it developed from a ramshackle hovel to the magnificent `Palace Beautiful', where visitors could pay to gawp at the chained inmates, through to the great Victorian hospital in Lambeth, now the Imperial War Museum. Catharine Arnold takes us on a tour of Bedlam and examines London's attitude to madness along the way. We travel through the ages, from the barbaric `exorcisms' of the medieval period to the Tudor belief that a roast mouse, eaten whole, was the cure. We see the reforming zeal of eighteenth century campaigners and the development of the massive Victorian asylums. This was the era of the private madhouse, run by `traders in lunacy' who asked no questions and locked up insane and sane alike at the behest of greedy relatives. But it was also the age of the determined reformers who eventually made their way into Bedlam and exposed conditions of terrible deprivation and brutality. `A finely written, thoroughly researched and humane book, packed with moving stories' Independent `Smoothly written, densely researched...When you close this rewardingly informative and tastefully conceived book, you will be the richer for it' Sunday Express


Author : Greg Hollingshead
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2014-09-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781466879843


Book Bedlam Description/Summary:

An extraordinary novel of three people caught up in the turmoil of the late eighteenth century, their lives intertwined in an age of war and revolution Bedlam's eighteenth-century London is a city teetering between darkness and light, struggling to find its way to a more just and humane future. But in its darkest corners, where noblemen, pickpockets, royalists, and republicans jostle one another for power and where corruption is all in a day's work, Greg Hollingshead finds humanity, truth, decency, and forgiveness. Conspiracies, plots, and paranoia sweep across England in the aftermath of the French Revolution, landing James Tilly Matthews in Bethlem Hospital, a notorious, crumbling home for the insane. Although he is clearly delusional, Matthews appears to be incarcerated for political reasons. Margaret, his beloved wife, spends years trying to free her often lucid husband, but she is repeatedly blocked by her chief adversary, John Haslam, Bethlem's apothecary and chief administrator. Haslam, torn between his conscience and a desire to further his career through studying his increasingly famous patient, becomes another puppet in a game governed by shifting rules and shadowy players. Enlivened with wit and intellectual daring and written in prose that resonates with time and place, Bedlam sweeps the reader into a strange yet somehow recognizable world. From the enduring love of Matthews and his wife, to the despair of Bethlem's inmates, to the moral agonies of John Haslam, Greg Hollingshead's eye for rendering the human condition has never been finer. This is a novel that pulses with insight and compassion, in which imagination bridges the chasms between fantasy and reality, love and hate, and loss and reconciliation.


Author : L. J. Ross
Publisher : Dark Skies Publishing
Release : 2020-02-29
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1912310538


Book Bedlam Description/Summary:

FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE DCI RYAN MYSTERIES In a world gone mad, who can you trust? Fresh from a high-profile case in the Paris fashion world, elite forensic psychologist and criminal profiler Dr Alexander Gregory receives a call from the New York State Homicide Squad. The girlfriend of a notorious criminal has been admitted to a private psychiatric hospital and can no longer testify in his upcoming trial. Without her, their case will collapse but, amidst reports that the staff are as unpredictable as their patients, who can the police trust? In desperation, they turn to an outsider and now Gregory must find the courage to step inside the fortified walls of Buchanan Hospital to uncover the truth. The question is, will he ever be the same again? Murder and mystery are peppered with dark humour in this fast-paced thriller set amidst the spectacular Catskill Forest.

Bedlam (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 12)

Author : Derek Landy
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2019-06-04
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780008303976


Book Bedlam (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 12) Description/Summary:

The 12th explosive novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, BEDLAM will blow your mind – and change everything...

Sketches in Bedlam: or, Characteristic traits of insanity, as displayed in the cases of one hundred and forty patients ... confined in New Bethlem ... To the above are added, a succinct history of the establishment, its rules, regulations, forms of admission, treatment of patients, &c. &c. By a Constant Observer

Author : Bethlem Royal Hospital (London, England)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1823
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : BL:A0022337623


Book Sketches in Bedlam: or, Characteristic traits of insanity, as displayed in the cases of one hundred and forty patients ... confined in New Bethlem ... To the above are added, a succinct history of the establishment, its rules, regulations, forms of admission, treatment of patients, &c. &c. By a Constant Observer Description/Summary:

Bess o' Bedlam's love to her Brother Tom: with a word in behalf of poor brother Ben Hoadly. A reply to “Tom of Bedlam's Answer to his Brother Ben Hoadly,” by Luke Milbourne. On the controversy between Benjamin Hoadly and Bishop Blackall, occasioned by the latter's sermon of 8 March 1709

Author : of Bedlam BESS
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1709
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : BL:A0022841028


Book Bess o' Bedlam's love to her Brother Tom: with a word in behalf of poor brother Ben Hoadly. A reply to “Tom of Bedlam's Answer to his Brother Ben Hoadly,” by Luke Milbourne. On the controversy between Benjamin Hoadly and Bishop Blackall, occasioned by the latter's sermon of 8 March 1709 Description/Summary:

A Description of Bedlam

Author : Author of the Tale of the Bee and Spider
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1722
Category : Psychiatric hospitals
ISBN : BL:A0022630908


Book A Description of Bedlam Description/Summary:

New News from Bedlam: or, more work for Towzer and his brother Ravenscroft. Alias Hocus Pocuus whipt and stript: or a ra-ree new fashion cupping-glass ... humbly represented to the Observator wherein the various ... postures, principles and practices of the ... insolvent factors for the Infallible Chair (both in Church and State) are ... discovered, etc. [A medley of prose and verse, etc.] ... By Theophilus Rationalis, etc

Author : Theophilus RATIONALIS (pseud.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1682
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : BL:A0021472984


Book New News from Bedlam: or, more work for Towzer and his brother Ravenscroft. Alias Hocus Pocuus whipt and stript: or a ra-ree new fashion cupping-glass ... humbly represented to the Observator wherein the various ... postures, principles and practices of the ... insolvent factors for the Infallible Chair (both in Church and State) are ... discovered, etc. [A medley of prose and verse, etc.] ... By Theophilus Rationalis, etc Description/Summary:

This Way Madness Lies

Author : Mike Jay
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Release : 2016-10-25
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9780500773635


Book This Way Madness Lies Description/Summary:

A compelling and evocatively illustrated exploration of the evolution of the asylum, and its role in society over the course of four centuries This Way Madness Lies is a thought-provoking exploration of the history of madness and its treatment as seen through the lens of its proverbial home: Bethlem Royal Hospital, London, popularly known as Bedlam. The book charts the evolution of the asylum through four incarnations: the eighteenth-century madhouse, the nineteenth century asylum, the twentieth-century mental hospital, and the post-asylum modern day, when mental health has become the concern of the wider community. The book reveals the role that the history of madness and its treatment has played in creating the landscape of the asylum, in all its iterations. Moving and sometimes provocative illustrations sourced from the Wellcome Collection's extensive archives and the Bethlem Royal Hospital's archive highlight the trajectory of each successive era of institution: founded in the optimistic spirit of humanitarian reform but eventually dismantled amid accusations of cruelty and neglect. Each chapter concludes with a selection of revealing and captivating artwork created by some of the inmates of the institutions of that era. This Way Madness Lies highlights fundamental questions that remain relevant and unresolved: What lies at the root of mental illness? Should sufferers be segregated from society or integrated more fully? And in today’s post-asylum society, what does the future hold for a world beyond Bedlam?

New Bedlam

Author : Bill Flanagan
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-07-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101097540


Book New Bedlam Description/Summary:

From the editorial head of MTV International and the author of the acclaimed first novel A&R comes a hugely entertaining black comedy about a big time NYC network television exec whose sudden firing forces him into a season in the wilderness as the head of a sorry family-run New England cable TV empire in the fictional town of New Bedlam, RI. Both wicked and big-hearted and often spit-take-level laugh-out-loud funny, New Bedlam is a wonderfully sharp, fun entertainment with real bite. Bobby Kahn fired people. It was the only bad part of a job he loved. If you asked him about it he would say the same five words each of the other 24 network vice presidents said when you asked any of them: “It comes with the turf.” That’s how they talked. They were proudly unoriginal. It’s why they made good television executives. But then one day 36-year-old network golden boy Bobby Kahn of Massapequa Long Island gets the ax himself, the scapegoat for a programming scandal. As he falls from his perch, he grasps for any branch to cling to, but the only lifeline within reach is the once-unthinkably-ignominious opportunity to relocate to the Rhode Island seaside town of New Bedlam and assume the reins of a family-run cable business with a local pipeline monopoly and three small vanity stations.

The Bedlam Stacks

Author : Natasha Pulley
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2017-08-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781620409688


Book The Bedlam Stacks Description/Summary:

An Indie Next Pick Now in paperback, Natasha Pulley's "witty, entrancing novel . . . burnishes her reputation as a gifted storyteller" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In 1859, ex–East India Company smuggler Merrick Tremayne is trapped at home in Cornwall with an injury that almost cost him his leg. When the India Office recruits him for an expedition to fetch quinine--essential for the treatment of malaria--from deep within Peru, he knows it's a terrible idea; nearly every able-bodied expeditionary who's made the attempt has died, and he can barely walk. But Merrick is eager to escape the strange events plaguing his family's crumbling estate, so he sets off, against his better judgment, for the edge of the Amazon. There he meets Raphael, a priest around whom the villagers spin unsettling stories of impossible disappearances, cursed woods, and living stone. Merrick must separate truth from fairy tale, and gradually he realizes that Raphael is the key to a legacy left by generations of Tremayne explorers before him, one which will prove more valuable than quinine, and far more dangerous.

The History of Bethlem

Author : Jonathan Andrews,Asa Briggs,Roy Porter,Penny Tucker,Keir Waddington
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-06-17
Category : History
ISBN : 9781136098604


Book The History of Bethlem Description/Summary:

Bethlem Hospital, popularly known as "Bedlam", is a unique institution. Now seven hundred and fifty years old, it has been continuously involved in the care of the mentally ill in London since at least the 1400s. As such it has a strong claim to be the oldest foundation in Europe with an unbroken history of sheltering and treating the mentally disturbed. During this time, Bethlem has transcended locality to become not only a national and international institution, but in many ways, a cultural and literary myth. The History of Bethlem is a scholarly history of this key establishment by distinguished authors, including Asa Briggs and Roy Porter. Based upon extensive research of the hospital's archives, the book looks at Bethlem's role within the caring institutions of London and Britain, and provides a long overdue re-evaluation of its place in the history of psychiatry.


Author : Rick Kirkman,Jerry Scott
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2013-11-05
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9781449440541


Book BEDLAM Description/Summary:

Now in an annual, treasury-sized book, Baby Blues brings you another year of life with the MacPhersons. Often-befuddled Darryl and always-overworked Wanda manage to parent precocious Zoe, ornery Hammie, and Baby Wren while still keeping their senses of humor and sometimes even sweetness. In this collection, Zoe decides it's time for her to take karate lessons, Wanda declares she needs some time for herself and joins a book (wine?) club, and Hammie discovers the joys of a zip line. Mostly calm Wanda finally reaches her breaking point of asking the kids to clean up, unleashing a new force of nature to the comic strip: the Tsumommy!

Bedlam Boyz

Author : Ellen Guon
Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
Release : 1993-06-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781618241078


Book Bedlam Boyz Description/Summary:

Prequel to Bedlam's Bard When one of her friends is gunned down, Kayla uses her latent healing powers to heal her friend¾and the gang member who shot him¾and soon the city's gangs are eager to use her powers for evil. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Queen of Bedlam

Author : Robert McCammon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-10-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781416571575


Book The Queen of Bedlam Description/Summary:

His epic masterwork Speaks the Nightbird, a tour de force of witch hunt terror in a colonial town, was hailed by Sandra Brown as "deeply satisfying...told with matchless insight into the human soul." Now, Robert McCammon brings the hero of that spellbinding novel, Matthew Corbett, to eighteenth-century New York, where a killer wields a bloody and terrifying power over a bustling city carving out its identity -- and over Matthew's own uncertain destiny. The unsolved murder of a respected doctor has sent ripples of fear throughout a city teeming with life, noise, and commerce. Who snuffed out the good man's life with the slash of a blade on a midnight street? The local printmaster has labeled the fiend "the Masker," adding fuel to a volatile mystery...while young law clerk Matthew Corbett has other obsessions in mind. Earnest and hardworking, Matthew spends his precious spare time attempting to vindicate the abuses he witnessed growing up in the Sainted John Home for Boys, at the hands of its monstrous headmaster. But Matthew's true calling lies not in avenging the past but salvaging the future -- for when the Masker claims a new victim, Matthew Saulis lured into a maze of forensic clues and heart-pounding investigation that will both test his natural penchant for detection and inflame his hunger for justice. In the strangest twist of all, the key to unmasking the Masker may await in an asylum where the Queen of Bedlam reigns -- and only a man of Matthew's reason and empathy can unlock her secrets. From the seaport to Wall Street, from society mansions to gutters glimmering with blood spilled by a deviant, Matthew's quest will tauntingly reveal the answers he seeks -- and the chilling truths he cannot escape.

Masters of Bedlam

Author : Andrew Scull,Charlotte MacKenzie,Nicholas Hervey
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2014-07-14
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9781400864409


Book Masters of Bedlam Description/Summary:

Through an examination of the fascinating lives and careers of a series of nineteenth-century "mad-doctors," Masters of Bedlam provides a unique perspective on the creation of the modern profession of psychiatry, taking us from the secret and shady practices of the trade in lunacy, through the utopian expectations that were aroused by the lunacy reform movement, to the dismal realities of the barracks-asylums--those Victorian museums of madness within which most nineteenth-century alienists found themselves compelled to practice. Across a century that spans the period from an unreformed Bedlam to the construction of a post-Darwinian bio-psychiatry centered on the new Maudsley Hospital, from a therapeutics of bleeding, purging, and close confinement through the era of moral treatment and nonrestraint to a fin-de-siécle degenerationism and despair, men claiming expertise in the treatment of mental disorder sought to construct a collective identity as trustworthy and scientifically qualified professionals. This fascinating series of biographies answers the question: How successful were they in creating such a new identity?. Drawing on an extensive array of sources, the authors vividly re-create the often colorful and always eventful lives of these seven "masters of bedlam." Sensitive to the idiosyncrasies and peculiarities of each man's personal biography, the authors replace hagiographical ac-counts of the great men who founded modern psychiatry with fully rounded portraits of their struggles and successes, their achievements and limitations. In the process Masters of Bedlam provides an extremely subtle and nuanced portrait of the efforts of successive generations of alienists to carve out a popular and scientific respect for their specialty, and reminds us repeatedly of the complexities of nineteenth-century developments in the field of psychiatry. Originally published in 1996. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


Author : Paul Chambers
Publisher : The History Press
Release : 2019-11-29
Category : History
ISBN : 9780750991865


Book Bedlam Description/Summary:

BETHLEM HOSPITAL is the oldest mental institution in the world, to many famously known as ‘Bedlam’: a chaotic madhouse that brutalised its patients. Paul Chambers explores the 800-year history of Bethlem and reveals fascinating details of its ambivalent relationship with London and its inhabitants, the life and times of the hospital’s more famous patients, and the rise of a powerful reform movement to tackle the institution’s notorious policies. Here the whole story of Bethlem Hospital is laid bare to a new audience, charting its well-intended beginnings to its final disgrace and reform.

Laramie; Or the Queen of Bedlam

Author : King Charles
Publisher : BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release : 2009-07
Category : History
ISBN : 1113204621


Book Laramie; Or the Queen of Bedlam Description/Summary:

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Bedlam's Bard

Author : Mercedes Lackey,Ellen Guon
Publisher : Baen Books
Release : 2006-06-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 141653282X


Book Bedlam's Bard Description/Summary:

Eric Banyon, a Renaissance Faire musician, must help Korendil, a young elven noble, prevent an evil elven lord from conquering California. Reprint.