Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside A Memoir of John Conolly, M.D., D.C.L

A Memoir of John Conolly, M.D., D.C.L
Comprising a Sketch of the Treatment of the Insane in Europe and America


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine

  • Date Published: June 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108062497

£ 29.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • John Conolly (1794–1866) was a physician and alienist (psychiatrist) who worked with the mentally ill at the Hanwell County Asylum in Middlesex, where he introduced the principle of non-restraint. This action was at first controversial and met with strong opposition, but it served to further the cause of humane treatment, securing Conolly's reputation. Published in 1869, this biography was the last major work of Sir James Clark (1788–1870), a supporter of Conolly's enlightened methods. Clark himself had enjoyed a distinguished medical career, becoming a trusted physician and friend to Queen Victoria. Also reissued in this series are his Medical Notes on Climate, Diseases, Hospitals, and Medical Schools in France, Italy, and Switzerland (1820), The Influence of Climate in the Prevention and Cure of Chronic Diseases (1829) and A Treatise on Pulmonary Consumption (1835).

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108062497
    • length: 326 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Early life and education
    2. Resigned his professorship in University College
    3. Dr Conolly enters on his duties
    4. Resignation as resident physician
    5. The difficulties
    6. Observations on the neglect of practical teaching of insanity
    7. Conolly on phrenology
    8. A well-directed system of education for girls
    9. Ready acceptance of non-restraint
    10. Defects in organization of our asylums
    11. Middle-class asylums
    12. Earlswood
    13. Foreign asylums
    14. Non-restraint
    15. Conolly's health began to decline
    16. Failure of mental energy
    17. A man of great natural talents
    18. One of the original members of the British Medical and Surgical Association
    19. Engaged in literary works
    20. Dr Arthur Mitchell's opinion

  • Author

    James Clark

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.