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Morag Allan Campbell

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Morag Allan Campbell

E-mail: ma275@st-andrews.ac.uk

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My research explores puerperal insanity, the nineteenth century diagnosis of madness or mental illness associated with childbirth, looking at the diagnosis in a Scottish context, and in particular focussing on perceptions and understandings in the Forfarshire area.  My study investigates how far the diagnosis, and indeed the occurrence of postnatal mental illness as a condition in itself, was recognised and supported by medical practitioners in this area, charting the course of the diagnosis through the course of the nineteenth and into the twentieth century.

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