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Books by Thomson, Jane

Unfortunate Folk: Essays on Mental Health Treatment, 1863–1992

ISBN: 978 1 877276 09 5

From electro-convulsive therapy to epilepsy, from criminal lunacy to community care, 'Unfortunate Folk': Essays on Mental Health Treatment, 1863-1992, opens windows on to the history of mental health treatment in New Zealand. 'Unfortunate Folk' is edited by Professor Barbara Brookes of the University of Otago's history department, and independent editor Jane Thomson. It is one of the few books available on the history of mental health in New Zealand.

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Building God's Own Country: Historical Essays on Religions in New Zealand

ISBN: 1 877276 92 8

Although New Zealand historians have tended to pay little attention to the role of religions in this country's past, the essays in this collection show that religious beliefs have had an important historical influence on our society.