Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities

An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds

‘to the very edge – not leaving an atom of margin’

On the Writing of the Insane (1870) by G. Mackenzie Bacon – a colourful and fascinating glimpse at the writings of various late 19th century inmates of the Cambridgeshire asylum – is available now in a variety of formats via The Public Domain Review.

Intriguing historical curiosity for all those with even a passing interest in mental health.

(This image is taken from the book.  The quotation in the title is Bacon’s description.)

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One comment on “‘to the very edge – not leaving an atom of margin’

  1. Pingback: Research Seminar Tuesday, 16 April, Painful Bodies: Visual and Literary Representations of Suffering | Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities

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