Voices of Madness.
Fwd by Roy Porter. Four stories of madness in 18th century England give a better understanding of attitudes and treatments during this period, when the King himself suffered from the malady. The story of Mrs. Hannah Allen (1683) describes her breakdown from a religious point of view. Cruden (1739) and Bruckshaw (1774) write protests about treatment. Belcher (1796) writes a diatribe about his experiences. Sutton, Stroud. 1997. Hb, Dj. VG. USED. $12.00