One of our H-Madness subscribers has the following query. Replies can be made either in the comments section or by responding via email.
I am currently working on a study of treatment of the mentally ill in New England/United States during the period 1870-1940. While I am quite familiar with secondary sources on the general topic, I’m hoping someone in H-Madness can help with this question:
Has anyone come across a narrative history of the treatment of what we would today call post-partum depression in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries? I’m specifically looking for material on the US but secondary studies of western European nations would also be helpful.
Suzanne K. McCormack, PhD
Professor of History
Dept of Social Sciences
Community College of Rhode Island