Warsh, Cheryl Krasnick

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    [Book Review Abstract] Alcohol and temperance
    (Les Publications Histoire sociale/Social History, Inc., 1999) Warsh, Cheryl Krasnick
    Abstract of a comparative book review written by Cheryl Krasnick Warsh which explores titles related to the history of alcohol and temperance. The four titles reviewed are: "Drink, power and cultural change: A social history of alcohol in Ghana, c.1800 to recent times" by Emmanuel Akyeampong (Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1996). "'Through sunshine and shadow': The Women’s Christian Temperance Union, evangelicalism, and reform in Ontario, 1874-1930" by Sharon Anne Cook (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1993). “Temperance and racism: John Bull, Johnny Reb, and the Good Templars" by David M. Fahey (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1996). "Alcohol in the British Isles from Roman times to 1996: An annotated bibliography" compiled by David W. Gutzke (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996).
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    The aristocratic vice: The medical treatment of drug addiction at the Homewood Retreat, 1883-1900
    (The Ontario Historical Society, 1983) Krasnick, Cheryl L.
    For most of the nineteenth century, drug addicts did not constitute a deviant social group but were simply individuals guilty of a specific moral transgression. By the 1920s, however, addicts were clearly social deviants, defined by both illness and by vice, and demanded institutional isolation.
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    "In charge of the loons": A portrait of the London, Ontario Asylum for the Insane in the nineteenth century
    (The Ontario Historical Society, 1982) Krasnick, Cheryl L.
    The London, Ontario Asylum for the Insane will be discussed for the years 1870 to 1902 (from its opening under the guidance of Henry Landor to the death of its second medical superintendent, Richard Maurice Bucke) from the perspective of the patients. Using information gathered from patients' casebooks, a clear portrait of the kind of person admitted to the London Asylum; the type of behaviour which led to commitment; duration of stay; and experiences in the Asylum will be presented.
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    [Book Review] Changing faces of madness & homes for the mad
    (The Quarterly Committee of Queen's University, 1989) Warsh, Cheryl Krasnick
    Book review of "Changing Faces of Madness: Early American Attitudes and Treatment of the Insane" by Mary Ann Jimenez (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1987) and "Homes for the Mad: Life Inside Two Nineteenth-Century Asylums" by Ellen Dwyer (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1987).
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    [Book Review] Dark paradise: Opiate addiction in America before 1940
    (Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, 1984) Krasnick, Cheryl L.
    Book review of "Dark paradise: Opiate addiction in America before 1940" by David Courtwright (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982).