The Resource Asylum on the Hill : History of a Healing Landscape, Katherine Ziff ; foreword by Samuel T. Gladding

Asylum on the Hill : History of a Healing Landscape, Katherine Ziff ; foreword by Samuel T. Gladding

Label
Asylum on the Hill : History of a Healing Landscape
Title
Asylum on the Hill
Title remainder
History of a Healing Landscape
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Ziff ; foreword by Samuel T. Gladding
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Asylum on the Hill is the story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness, as seen through the example of the Athens Lunatic Asylum. Built in Southeast Ohio after the Civil War, the asylum embodied the nineteenth-century "gold standard" specifications of moral treatment. Stories of patients and their families, politicians, caregivers, and community illustrate how a village in the coalfields of the Hocking River Valley responded to a national impulse to provide compassionate care based on a curative landscape, exposure to the arts, outdoor exercise, useful occupation, and personal attention from a physician. Although ultimately doomed by overcrowding and overshadowed by the rise of new models of psychiatry, for twenty years the therapeutic community at Athens pursued moral treatment therapy with energy and optimism. Ziff's fresh presentation of America's nineteenth-century asylum movement shows how the Athens Lunatic Asylum accommodated political, economic, community, family, and individual needs and left an architectural legacy that has been uniquely renovated and repurposed"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
362.2109771
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC445.O3
LC item number
Z55 2012x
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Asylum on the Hill : History of a Healing Landscape, Katherine Ziff ; foreword by Samuel T. Gladding
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-213) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter One: The Moral Treatment Experiment; Chapter Two: Patients; Chapter Three: Architecture; Chapter Four: Politics; Chapter Five: Landscape; Chapter Six: Caregivers; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn782056216
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444269
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b30647290
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)782056216
  • pebcs0821444263

Library Locations

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