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XXXVI, No. 2, autumn 2003, ed. Allan Ingram, Atlanta: Georgia State University. 14. Gilman, Health and Illness, pp. 11–12. 15. Gilman, Health and Illness, p. 31. 16. John Haslam, Observations on Insanity, with Practical Remarks on the Disease and an Account of the Morbid Appearances on Dissection, London: F. and C. Rivington, 1798, p. 57. Speaking It Like a Horse 23 17. In common with most writers on eighteenth-century London’s most famous hospital, I use the term ‘Bethlem’ when referring to the hospital itself, and ‘Bedlam’ for the popular and cultural construction of it.
See Tina Stern, ‘The Language of Illness: Three First-Person Accounts of Depression’, in Crossing Borders: Studies in the Literary Imagination, vol. XXXVI, No. 2, autumn 2003, ed. Allan Ingram, Atlanta: Georgia State University. 14. Gilman, Health and Illness, pp. 11–12. 15. Gilman, Health and Illness, p. 31. 16. John Haslam, Observations on Insanity, with Practical Remarks on the Disease and an Account of the Morbid Appearances on Dissection, London: F. and C. Rivington, 1798, p. 57. Speaking It Like a Horse 23 17.
28–9) More colourfully, in his later work, Medical Jurisprudence, published in 1817, having been dismissed from his Bethlem post in consequence of the 1815 report of the Parliamentary Committee on Madhouses in England and now appearing regularly as a professional expert witness in criminal trials where insanity was at issue, he reworked his observation: It often happens that persons may converse for some time with a lunatic, and ﬁnd him apparently composed and rational; he will discuss the ﬂoating topics of the day as another man, – accord with the most enlightened general principles of morals, and correctly estimate the light and shade of human conduct.