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Lunacy in the 19th Century: Women's Admission to Asylums in United States of America.

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dc.contributor.author Pouba, Katherine
dc.contributor.author Tianen, Ashley
dc.contributor.other McFadden, Susan
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-30T17:46:57Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-30T17:46:57Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05
dc.identifier.citation Oshkosh Scholar, Volume 1, 2006 en
dc.identifier.uri http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/6687
dc.description.abstract Between the years of 1850-1900, women were placed in mental institutions for behaving in ways that male society did not agree with. Women during this time period had minimal rights, even concerning their own mental health. Research concluded that many women were admitted for reasons that could be questionable. Since the 19th century, many of the symptoms women experience according to admittance records would not make a woman eligible for admittance to a mental asylum today. Women with symptoms were later diagnosed insane by reasons such as religious excitement, epilepsy, and suppressed menustruation. The symptoms and diagnoses presented, show that labeling of women as insane was done very lightly and was influenced by social attitudes toward women. Did these women truly need to be admitted to asylums, or was their admittance an example of their lack of power to control their own lives? Further research could raise additional questions such as a comparison of the rate of admittance between American-born and immigrant women. en
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dc.publisher University of Wisconsin Oshkosh en
dc.subject Insane -- Committment and detention -- 19th century. en
dc.subject Status of women -- United States -- 19th century. en
dc.subject Mentally ill women -- Treatment -- United States -- History -- 19th century. en
dc.title Lunacy in the 19th Century: Women's Admission to Asylums in United States of America. en
dc.type Article en

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