Mental Illness -- Treatment -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Coffin family were Quakers of Wayne County, Indiana. Elijah Coffin was born in 1793 in Guilford County, N.C., the son of Bethuel and Hannah Dicks Coffin. His son and daughter-in-law, Charles F. and Rhoda M. Coffin were active in the peace movement, prison reform, reform of the treatment of the insane, and the temperance movement. Father and son both served as Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting. The collection contains family correspondence, journals, business papers, and miscellaneous...
A scrapbook of newspaper, magazine, and medical journal clippings from 1895 to 1903 that describe the research, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness, or “insanity,” compiled by Edward Charles Spitzka.