TREATISE ON THE LAW OF IDIOCY AND LUNACY FIRST AMERICAN FROM THE LAST LONDON EDITION. TO WHICH IS SUBJOINED AN APPENDIX, COMPRISING A SELECTION OF AMERICAN CASES...
Item #: 13723
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2003.
Subjects: MEDICAL LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE, PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY
Anthony Highmore was an English barrister and legal writer.A socially progressive individual, active opponent of theslave trade and a supporter of hospitals and other publicimprovements, his commitment to humane values is evident inthis treatise. First published in London in 1807, it wasone of the first studies devoted exclusively to the subject.It deals with legal definitions of lunacy, the disabilitiesof lunatics, asylums and their regulation by statute, thenature of criminal insanity, and precedents regarding thetreatment of lunatics before the law for various crimes.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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