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eBook Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape epub
  • ISBN: 0821419730
  • Author: Katherine Ziff,Samuel T Gladding
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (February 12, 2012)
  • Pages: 204 pages
  • ePUB size: 1212 kb
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2013 Ohioana Book Award Finalist Asylum on the Hill is the story of a great American experiment in psychiatry. Anyone who peruses Ziff’s work will not have an easy time putting it down. This book is more than a history of a time, a place, a movement, and a people

2013 Ohioana Book Award Finalist Asylum on the Hill is the story of a great American experiment in psychiatry. This book is more than a history of a time, a place, a movement, and a people. It is instead a sensitive and centered examination. Her portraits of people who influenced the asylum are wonderfully rendere. live and moving. Samuel T. Gladding, Wake Forest University. This is a work that brings the reader inside the life and times of patient care in Ohio.

Asylum on the Hill - Katherine Ziff. History of a healing landscape. Praise for Asylum on the Hill. "Katherine Ziff’s fascinating Asylum on the Hill concentrates on the first 20 years of the institution, from 1874 to 1893, when it was a cutting-edge example of progressive care for the mentally il. . Foreword by Samuel T. Gladding.

Asylum on the Hill is the story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in.

Asylum on the Hill is the story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness, as seen through the example of the Athens Lunatic Asylum. Built in Southeast Ohio after the Civil War, the asylum embodied the nineteenth-century "gold standard" specifications of moral treatment.

Asylum on the Hill book. Katherine Ziff’s compelling presentation of America’s nineteenth-century asylum movement shows how the Athens Lunatic Asylum accommodated political, economic, community, family, and individual needs and left an architectural legacy that has been uniquely renovated and repurposed.

Asylum on the Hill History of a Healing Landscape. By Katherine Ziff Foreword by Samuel T. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 220. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Through a large collection of. photographs of the hospital and its surroundings, Ziff reconstructs life in the asylum. While some details might seem excessive, they make possible a complete picture. Descriptions of late nineteenth-century social conditions place the asylum in historical context.

Asylum on the Hill is the story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness . Katherine Ziff’s compelling presentation incorporates rare photos, letters, and records, offering readers a fascinating glimpse into psychiatric history. Asylum on the Hill is the story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness, as seen through the example of the Athens Lunatic Asylum

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Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9780821444269, 0821444263. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780555502310, 0555502317. Publisher: Ohio University Press. Print ISBN: 9780555502310, 0555502317. Reflowable eTextbooks do not maintain the layout of a traditional bound book.

2013 Ohioana Book Award Finalist

Asylum on the Hill is the story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness, as seen through the example of the Athens Lunatic Asylum. Built in southeast Ohio after the Civil War, the asylum embodied the nineteenth-century “gold standard” specifications of moral treatment. Stories of patients and their families, politicians, caregivers, and community illustrate how a village in the coalfields of the Hocking River valley responded to a national movement to provide compassionate care based on a curative landscape, exposure to the arts, outdoor exercise, useful occupation, and personal attention from a physician.Katherine Ziff’s compelling presentation of America’s nineteenth-century asylum movement shows how the Athens Lunatic Asylum accommodated political, economic, community, family, and individual needs and left an architectural legacy that has been uniquely renovated and repurposed. Incorporating rare photos, letters, maps, and records, Asylum on the Hill is a fascinating glimpse into psychiatric history.

Comments: (7)
Vut
Author, Katherine Ziff has done a remarkable thing in this book "Asylum on the Hill History of a Healing Landscape". She has written a well researched and engaging book that appeals to a wide range of readers. There is something in it for anyone who is interested in Psychology, Sociology, History, Economics, Agriculture and Politics. I was mainly drawn to this book for the information on the "moral treatment" of people with mental illnesses which had it's heyday in the latter part of the 19th century . I always wondered how it came about and why it faded out so quickly.
This book gives an excellent overview of how it all unfolded. Many good ideas, which spring from the noblest of intentions eventually are undone by their own success, human failings or changing political and economic forces. It is a tragic tale." Moral treatment" for the mentally ill was a nationwide movement and there were Thomas Kirkbribe designed institutions in nearly every state, Ohio had five. The asylum in Athens is one of the few surviving "Kirkbrides" and one of the only ones to be successfully re-purposed by Ohio University and saved from the wrecking ball. The story of the "Athens Lunatic Asylum" as it was known for a time, is fascinating and big enough to fill many books. Once I started reading, I could not put it down and once I finished it, I found myself wishing that the kind of visionaries, who originated such undertakings, in the world, were among us now.
krot
Formerly being from Athens, this book was especially interesting to me. Back in the 1950s-60s the grounds were open for the public. As children we often went there to fish in the pond and have picnics. It used to frighten us when we got close to the patient buildings and could see people/patients looking at us from the grilled windows. The old stigma of fearing "crazy" people? The book brought back a lot of memories.
Fenius
A more comprehensive presentation of past-age psychiatric institutions, practices, practitioners, and patients is hard to imagine. Ms. Ziff has researched a masterpiece for conception, which her writing "orchestrates" for the reader as "audience of envisionment".. The scope of the facts and data within the expanse of depiction and description -- well, what can I say beyond . . .add another star!
BeatHoWin
Having worked in the mental health industry for many years, I have always been interested in the evolution of care. I found this to be well researched and written. I'm also very excited that the Ohio University has chosen to preserve and use this landmark instead of having it fall into disrepair.
Berenn
Ziff does a fine job making the past come to life in this book. I am not extremely interested in history, but it was overall an easy and pleasant read. The only thing that bothered me a bit was the repetition of some of the information. There are chapters relating to each of the aspects of the asylum and mental health, and in many cases the information is used in more than one of the chapters. Overall, I am very pleased with Ziff's book Asylum on the Hill; and if you get the chance, I would also recommend visiting the truly gorgeous property in Athens, Ohio.
Kann
This book reviews the History of the (a) mental institution in a more historically acurate way than the horror stories.
There really was a time when the patients were treated as well as possible given the state of the science and this book reflects that.
Urllet
It was of particular interest to me since I did an internship there while at Ohio University in the 70s.
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