Publicizing the interior world of insanity

Akihito SUZUKI

History Programme, Keio University, 4-1-1 Hiyoshi, Yokohama 223, Japan
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Toward the end of the 18th century, there was an explosion of a new type of medical and non-medical discourse on madness in Britain, namely, one centred around the depiction of the interior world of the insane mind. This paper attempts to analyze the narrative structure of such discourse and to explain why mad mind became accessible and understandable at this specific time.


Panel 1C   (Images and Metaphors)
Tuesday, 14 September 1999

The Neurosciences and Psychiatry: Crossing the Boundaries

Joint Congress of the European Association for the History of Psychiatry (EAHP), the European Club for the History of Neurology (ECHN), and the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)

Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland, 13-18 September 1999