International relations in psychiatry : Britain, Germany, and the United States to World War II / edited by Volker Roelcke, Paul J. Weindling, and Louise Westwood.

Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2010.
vi, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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  • Rochester studies in medical history, 1526-2715. [More in this series]
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Summary note
"The Decades Around 1900 were crucial in the evolution of modern medical and social sciences, and in the formation of various national health services systems. The modern fields of psychiatry and mental health care are located at the intersection of these spheres. There emerged concepts, practices, and institutions that marked responses to challenges posed by urbanization, industrialization, and the formation of the nation-state. These psychiatric responses were locally distinctive, and yet at the same time established influential models with an international impact. In spite of rising nationalism in Europe, the intellectual, institutional, and material resources that emerged in the various local and national contexts were rapidly observed to have had an impact beyond any national boundaries. In numerous ways, innovations were adopted and refashioned for the needs and purposes of new national and local systems." "International Relations in Psychiatry: Britain, Germany, and the United States to World War II brings together hitherto separate approaches from the social, political, and cultural history of medicine and health care and argues that modern psychiatry developed in a constant, though not always continuous, transfer of ideas, perceptions, and experts across national borders." ""The contributors to this volume demonstrate convincingly that any modern history of knowledgea︣nd more specifically that of scientific disciplines and medicine as practiced in hospitals and asylumsn︣eeds to take forms of transnational communication into account."-Andreas Daum, author of Kennedy in Berlin (2008) and Popularizing Science in the Nineteenth Century (German, 2002)" "'This is a pioneering effort to advance the historiography of one significant branch of medicine, psychiatry, beyond perspectives limited to any single nation...The volume has the potential to affect both the history of medicine in general and the historiography of psychiatry in particular:M︣itchell Ash, coeditor of Forced Migration and Scientific Change: Emigre German-Speaking Scientists and Scholars after 1933 (1996)"--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Volker Roelcke and Paul J. Weindling -- 1. Inspecting Great Britain: German Psychiatrists' Views of British Asylums in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century / Louise Westwood -- 2. Permeating National Boundaries: European and American Influences on the Emergence of "Medico-Pedagogy" in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain / Heinz-Peter Schmiedebach -- 3. Organizing Psychiatric Research in Munich (1903-1925): A Psychiatric Zoon Politicon between State Bureaucracy and American Philanthropy / Mark Jackson -- 4. Germany and the Making of "English" Psychiatry: The Maudsley Hospital, 1908-1939 / Eric J. Engstrom -- 5. Patterns in Transmitting German Psychiatry to the United States: Smith Ely Jelliffe and the Impact of World War I / Rhodri Hayward -- 6. "Beyond the Clinical Frontiers": The American Mental Hygiene Movement, 1910-1945 / John C. Burnham -- 7. Mental Hygiene in Britain during the First Half of the Twentieth Century: The Limits of International Influence / Hans Pols -- 8. Psychiatry in Munich and Yale, ca. 1920-1935: Mutual Perceptions and Relations, and the Case of Eugen Kahn (1887-1973) / Mathew Thomson -- 9. Explorations of Scottish, German, and American Psychiatry: The Work of Helen Boyle and Isabel Hutton in the Treatment of Noncertifiable Mental Disorders in England, 1899-1939 / Volker Roelcke -- 10. Welsh Psychiatry during the Interwar Years, and the Impact of American and German Inspirations and Resources / Louise Westwood -- 11. Alien Psychiatrists: The British Assimilation of Psychiatric Refugees, 1930-1950 / Pamela Michael.
  • 9781580463393 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 1580463398 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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  • 40018054240
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