The laboratory and the asylum: Francis Walker Mott and the pathological laboratory at London County Council Lunatic Asylum, Claybury, Essex (1895-1916).

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dc.contributor.author Buklijas, Tatjana en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-16T21:13:16Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-09 en
dc.identifier.issn 0957-154X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42060 en
dc.description.abstract London County Council's pathological laboratory in the LCC asylum at Claybury, Essex, was established in 1895 to study the pathology of mental illness. Historians of psychiatry have understood the Claybury laboratory as a predecessor of the Maudsley Hospital in London: not only was this laboratory closed when the Maudsley was opened in 1916, but its director, Frederick Walker Mott, a champion of the 'German' model in psychiatry, was instrumental in the establishment of this institution. Yet, as I argue in this essay, for all the continuities with the Maudsley, the Claybury laboratory should not be seen solely as its predecessor - or as a British answer to continental laboratories such as Theodor Meynert's in Vienna. Rather, as I show using the examples of general paralysis of the insane and 'asylum colitis', the Claybury laboratory is best understood as an attempt to prevent mental illness using a microbiological model. en
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries History of psychiatry en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Mental Disorders en
dc.subject History, 19th Century en
dc.subject History, 20th Century en
dc.subject Hospitals, Psychiatric en
dc.subject Laboratories en
dc.subject London en
dc.title The laboratory and the asylum: Francis Walker Mott and the pathological laboratory at London County Council Lunatic Asylum, Claybury, Essex (1895-1916). en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0957154x17700293 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 311 en
pubs.volume 28 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 28350189 en
pubs.end-page 325 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Historical Article en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 619760 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-03-29 en
pubs.dimensions-id 28350189 en


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