Morals and Brain
Truby King Collection BJ 1411 CM43
London: Cassell & Co.
While studying at Edinburgh University, King took a post-graduate course on lunacy organised by Sir Thomas Clouston (1840-1915), lecturer on Mental Diseases in the University of Edinburgh and Superintendent of the Royal Edinburgh Asylum. Clouston was a celebrated lecturer on the psychiatric disorders of adolescence, an advocate of teetotalism, and held a prejudice about women, even maintaining that boarding school education for girls was responsible for much nervous and mental derangement, as well as for difficult maternity. No doubt King was present when Clouston delivered his celebrated Female Education from a Medical Point of View lecture in November 1882.
Sir Thomas Clouston, “Morals and Brain,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 7, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9437.