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Pp. 127– 48; and Ian Hacking, ‘Double consciousness in Britain 1815–75’, Dissociation, 4: 3 (September 1991), 134–46. The history of the array of mesmeric and somnambulist states in the 1800s is the subject of Alison Winter’s Mesmerized: Powers of Mind in Victorian Britain (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998). 17 McMurdo’s contributions to the history of medical testimony bearing on insanity is discussed in Eigen, Witnessing Insanity, see especially pp. 129–30. 18 OBSP, 1847–8, case 290, 2nd session, p.
456. 6 Walker, Crime and Insanity, pp. 60–2. 7 Roy Porter, Mind-Forg’d Manacles: a History of Madness in England from the Restoration to the Regency (London: Athlone Press, 1987), p. 35. 8 Joel Peter Eigen, ‘Intentionality and insanity: what the eighteenth-century juror heard’, in William F. Bynum, Roy Porter, and Michael Shepherd (eds), The Anatomy of Madness, vol. 2: Institutions and Society (London: Tavistock, 1985), pp. 34–51. 33 Joel Peter Eigen 9 Joel Peter Eigen, ‘Delusion in the courtroom: the role of partial insanity in early forensic testimony’, Medical History, 35 (1991), 25–49.
22 Beattie, ‘Scales’, pp. 250–8. 23 For two examples out of many in the British Trials pamphlets, see Onslow v. Horne (1770) British Trials 1660–1900 (Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1990–) [hereafter BT], no. 59, pp. 5–19, 31–9; Knowles v. Gambier (1757), BT, no. 57, pp. 4– 11, 33–9, 51–6. 24 For recent commentary, see Beattie, ‘Scales’, pp. 232–6; S. Landsman, ‘The rise of the contentious spirit: adversary procedure in eighteenth-century England’, Cornell Law Review, 75: 3 (1990), 548–57. 25 J. D.