Thomas Arnold Textbook

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.


  1. 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.


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