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Till the Break of Day

A History of Mental Health Services in Singapore 1841 - 1993

By Ng Beng Yeong
June 2001
Singapore University Press
ISBN: 9971-69-245-7
312 pages, illustrated
$42.50 paper original


This book extensively documents the development of psychiatry in Singapore since its humble beginnings in the British colonial period. Over thirty photographs, maps, and other historical records. Topics include: The First Hundred Years. Mental Conditions and their Classification Systems. Attendants and the Asylum Culture. Ethnocultural Influences. Service Provision and Further Developments. The Multidisciplinary Psychiatric Treatment Team. Beyond the Barbed-wire Fences. The Origin of Professional Bodies and Social Agencies.

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