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The History of Asylums in the 1800s

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In what way were patients in early asylums treated?

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1. What were lunatics?

2. How did moral management improve asylums?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be assessed on attempts to reform asylums in the 1800s on this quiz and worksheet combo. You'll also need to know about individuals significant to the push for asylum improvements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be prepared to answer questions related to:

  • Moral management's effect on asylums
  • Treatment of patients in early asylums
  • Legacy of Dorethea Dix

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on asylums in the 1800s
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Kirkbride Plan
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the moral management technique

Additional Learning

Learn more details about 19th-century asylums when you read the lesson titled The History of Asylums in the 1800s. With this lesson, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the treatment of 'lunatics' in asylums
  • Understand the impact of moral management in Europe
  • Recognize the reform contributions of Dorethea Dix and Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride
  • Identify the overall trend in asylum management during the 1800s
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