Observations of the Nature, Kinds, Causes, and Prevention of Insanity, Lunacy, or Madness
Interested in reading more about this topic? The following public domain book, published in 1782, examines (now historical/antiquated) causes and treatments for insanity. Please remember to keep a historical perspective when viewing this information.
Contributed by Phil T. and Shawn L.
- Thomas Arnold. (1782). Observations on the nature, kinds, causes, and prevention of insanity, lunacy, or madness : Arnold, Thomas, 1742-1816 : Internet Archive. London: Printed by G. Ireland, for G. Robinson, in Pater-Noster-Row, and T. Cadell, in the Strand.
Some newspaper images are from historical archives of The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky). Some photos are provided from former annual reports of the hospital to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. All other photos were obtained, donated, or copied from state and hospital archives or personal collections. Please contact us before using any photographs or images on this website. We do not own the copyrights to all photos and those photos we do own require written permission before any use.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.