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Louise Hide, PhD, is a social and cultural historian who works on 19th and 20th century psychiatry and ‘madness’, and a former psychiatric nurse. Her first monograph Gender and Class in English Asylums, 1890-1914 was published by Palgrave Macmillan and she has written various articles for academic journals as well as pieces for a more general readership. In The Case of Dr Margaret Orange, a deeply personal work of non-fiction, she brings together the many experiences, interests and skills she has accumulated as a historian and a writer.

Louise Hide 

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