The Insane in 19th-Century Britain

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Johnson, Mary
Publication Date
  • Johnson, Mary (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Topics: The data collection systematically encompasses data on patients kept in the Royal Asylum of Gartnavel (Glasgow) in 1870 and 1880. This means there are 12 different attributes available on every patient accepted in this time interval: age, patient class (bearer of the costs), marital status, occupation, physical constitution, reason for incapacitation, length of the attack (that lead to institutionalization), danger and suicide intent, education level, length of stay, reason for discharge.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1870 / 1880
Geographic Coverage
  • Glasgow City (GB-GLG)
Sampled Universe
Patients in the Royal Asylum of Gartnavel (Glasgow) in 1870 and 1880
Collection Mode
  • Evaluation of the admission files of the institution
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 431
    Number of Variables: 12
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8110 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Johnson, Mary: The Insane in 19th-Century Britain: A Statistical Analysis of a Scottish Insane Asylum. In: Historical Social Research (HSR), Vol. 17/3, 1992.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 21 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23