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Reid, Robert, 1774–1856

Observations on the structure of hospitals for the treatment of lunatics, and on the general principles on which the cure of insanity may be most successfully conducted : to which is annexed, an account of the intended establishment of a lunatic asylum at Edibnurgh [sic] : illustrated by five engravings.

Additional Title(s):

Observations on hospitals, for the cure of insanity

Edinburgh : Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. and sold by Archibald Constable & Co. Edinburgh; and by Constable, Hunger, Park, and Hunter, Booksellers, Ludgate-Hill, London, 1809.
Physical Description:
viii, [2], 80 p., [5] folded leaves of plates : ill., plans ; 27 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
RC450.S2 R81 1809+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Caption title: Observations on the structure of hospitals for the treatment of lunatics, &c. by Robert Reid, architect.
Half-title: Observations on hospitals, for the cure of insanity.
Engravings by Kirkwood & Sons; after Robert Reid.
"Observations on the general treatment of lunatics, as a branch of medical police, by Andrew Duncan": p. 13-29.
"Report from the Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to inquire into the state of lunatics": p. 31-70.
"An account of the establishment of an asylum for lunatics lately erected near Bristol, by Ed. Long Fox": p. 71-80.
BAC: British Art Center copy inscribed on front cover: For the Duke of Buccleugh. Has bound with it: Address to the public, respecting the establishment of a lunatic asylum at Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 1806. Plates for this title are bound after the bound with. Building fund solicitation pamphlet, [4] p., laid in.
Subject Terms:
Buccleugh, Duke of -- Provenance.
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Imprints -- Specimens -- 1809.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1809.
James Ballantyne and Co. -- Printer.
Mental illness -- Treatment -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Psychiatric hospitals -- Scotland.
Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
Duncan, Andrew, 1744-1828.
Fox, Edward Long, 1761-1835.
Reid, Robert, 1774-1856, ill.
Kirkwood & Sons, engraver.

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