CLOSING THE ASYLUM The mental patient in modern society (2nd edition) By Peter Barham Penguin 214 pages pounds7.99

The central question of this important book is best expressed in Barham's own words: 'The question to pose today, therefore, is whether we are in a position to resolve the historical problems of the marginalised and excluded mental patient... to provide a systematic revaluation of mentally disturbed people and their ...

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