Posts Tagged: mental health

A Dysfunctional Diaspora? Causes and consequences of mental illness among (mainly) British immigrants to Canada, c. 1870 – c. 1914

By Marjory Harper A transient tradesman In December 1911 Jack[1], a thirty-nine-year-old Scot, was admitted to the British Columbia Provincial Hospital in New Westminster with delusions and auditory hallucinations. After leaving school at the age of eleven, Jack had worked

A Dysfunctional Diaspora? Causes and consequences of mental illness among (mainly) British immigrants to Canada, c. 1870 – c. 1914

By Marjory Harper A transient tradesman In December 1911 Jack[1], a thirty-nine-year-old Scot, was admitted to the British Columbia Provincial Hospital in New Westminster with delusions and auditory hallucinations. After leaving school at the age of eleven, Jack had worked

Maps, meaning and memory: The social geography of Caterham Imbecile Asylum

By Stef Eastoe In 1872 William Gilbert, Secretary of the Society for the Relief of Distress, and father of W.S. Gilbert of the theatrical partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan, visited Caterham Imbecile Asylum. He published an article about his visit

Maps, meaning and memory: The social geography of Caterham Imbecile Asylum

By Stef Eastoe In 1872 William Gilbert, Secretary of the Society for the Relief of Distress, and father of W.S. Gilbert of the theatrical partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan, visited Caterham Imbecile Asylum. He published an article about his visit

Suitcase Stories

An innovative exhibit at the San Francisco Exploratorium, The Changing Face of What is Normal, invites visitors to explore unusual terrain among the usual contents of the museum. Objects found in the long-forgotten suitcases of former patients at Willard Psychiatric Center, a New York

Suitcase Stories

An innovative exhibit at the San Francisco Exploratorium, The Changing Face of What is Normal, invites visitors to explore unusual terrain among the usual contents of the museum. Objects found in the long-forgotten suitcases of former patients at Willard Psychiatric Center, a New York