This publication is open entry below a CC through license and charts the increase and fall of varied self-harming behaviours in twentieth-century Britain. It places self-cutting and overdosing into old viewpoint, linking them to the massive adjustments that ensue in psychological and actual healthcare, social paintings and wider politics.
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