Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-30966
Meier, Marietta (2009). Creating order: a quantitative analysis of psychiatric practice at the Swiss mental institutions of Burghölzli and Rheinau between 1870 and 1970. History of Psychiatry, 20(2):139-162.
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This paper analyses the concepts of order and normality underlying the daily psychiatric practice of two Swiss mental health institutions between 1870 and 1970, based on a representative random sample of 1330 patient records from the two state institutions in the Canton of Zurich. The quantitative analysis covers the types of psychiatric measure taken in these cases, as well as the rationales behind them. It is concluded that the order of the institution, of society and, above all, the order of gender played an important role in the choice and implementation of various measures.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of History|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||gender • history • psychiatric measures • psychiatry • quantitative analysis • social class • Switzerland|
|Deposited On:||23 Feb 2010 10:07|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 16:51|
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