High Society

Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture


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Mike Jay

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Weight 644 g
Dimensions 16.9 x 24.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 February 2012
Number of pages 192
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 16.9 x 24.1 cm
Weight 644 g
Mike Jay has written widely on the cultural history of science, medicine and the mind. His books include The Influencing Machine, The Story of James Tilly Matthews and his Confinement in Eighteenth-century Bedlam and High Society: Mind-altering Drugs in History and Culture. He reviews regularly for The London Review of Books and The Wall Street Journal. This Way Madness Lies was written in conjunction with the exhibition 'Bedlam: the asylum and beyond', which he co-curated for the Wellcome Collection in London. He is a research affiliate of the Health Humanities Centre at University College London and a trustee of the Bethlem Art and History Collection.