‘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 ‘180 Law’ (the ‘Basaglia Law’) Read the full article…

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 to the Fascist State in Read the full article…