Further Reading

Professor Houston’s history of psychiatry podcasts: selected further reading

BARTLETT. P., and WRIGHT, D. (eds), Outside the walls of the asylum: the history of care in the community 1750-2000 (London:, 1999).

BERRIOS, G. E. and FREEMAN, H. (eds), 150 Years of British psychiatry 1841-1991 (London, 1991).

BYNUM, W. F. and PORTER, R. (eds), Companion encyclopedia of the history of medicine 2 vols. (London, 1993), especially vol. 1, 438-63 and vol. 2, 1350-72.

BYNUM, W. F., BYNUM, R. and SHEPHERD, M. (eds), Anatomy of madness 3 vols. (London, 1985-88).

FREEMAN, H., and BERRIOS, G. (eds), 150 Years of British psychiatry. Volume II: the afftermath (London, 1996).

FRITH, U., Autism: explaining the enigma (Oxford, 1989).

JOHNSTONE, E. C. and others, Companion to psychiatric studies (Edinburgh, multiple editions, though the historical chapter has been omitted from the most recent (8th) one).

JACKSON, M. (ed.), The Oxford handbook of the history of medicine (Oxford, 2011), esp. 524-42.

JONES, K., Asylums and after. A revised history of the mental health services, from the early 18th century to the 1990s (London, 1993). A good, if conventional narrative of progress.

MELLING, J. and FORSYTHE, B. (eds), Insanity, institutions and society, 1800-1914 (London, 1999).

MICALE, M. S. and PORTER, R. (eds), Discovering the history of psychiatry (New York, 1994). A superb book that is best on historiography: why historians write the way they do.

MURPHY, E., After the asylums: community care for people with mental illness (London, 1991).

PRESSMAN, J. D., ‘Concepts of mental illness in the West’, in Kenneth F. Kiple (ed.), The Cambridge world history of human diseases (Cambridge, 1993), 59-84.

RADDEN, J. (ed.), The philosophy of psychiatry: a companion (Oxford, 2004).

SCULL, A., The most solitary of afflictions: madness and society in Britain, 1700-1900 (New Haven, 1993)

SCULL, A., MACKENZIE, C. and HERVEY, N., Masters of Bedlam: the transformation of the mad-doctoring trade (Princeton, 1996).

SHORTER, E., A history of psychiatry: from the era of the asylum to the age of Prozac (New York, 1997).

TAYLOR, P., CORTEEN, K., and MORLEY, S. (eds), A companion to criminal justice, mental health and risk (Bristol, 2014).

Background Reading