Book Review

‘The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care’ reviewed by Dr Lisa Dikomitis

‘The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care’ by John Foot (Verso, 2015). Central to this book is an intriguing figure of Italy’s recent history, Franco Basaglia — ‘the man who closed the asylums’— and his movement that eventually led to the Italian Read more…

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Call for Papers

Governing bodies: the Fascist State and the Public Health (Call for Panelists, SSHM Conference, June 10-12 2014)

Call For Panelists: Governing bodies: the Fascist State and the Public Health The biennial conference sponsored by Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) Disease, Health, and the State will be held in Oxford – UK, on July 10-12, 2014. We are looking for panelists on the concepts of  health and disease according Read more…

By medh, ago
Centre for Medical Humanities