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Ivor Browne: Music and Madness

Ivor Browne: Music and Madness

Ivor Browne

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This book charts the writings of Ivor Browne who has always been respected for his compassion, quirky way of thinking and fearless opposition to orthodox psychiatry.

Dust cover slightly shop soiled.

This book documents the writings and shows the growth of one man's journey in relation to psychiatry and human development. Ivor Browne has been a central and controversial figure in Irish life up until the mid-nineties when he retired.

This book charts the writings of a man who has always been respected for his compassion, quirky way of thinking and fearless opposition to orthodox psychiatry. Ivor Browne has had a positive input into Irish life on both sides of the border. As a young man he was given a fellowship to Harvard University where he studied Public and Community Mental Health. He returned to Ireland determined to put what he had learned into practice and it was his initiative which took the care of mental patients away from large institutions into the community.

He conceived and was director of the Irish Foundation for Human Development. This set up the first Community Association in Ireland in Ballyfermot, one of the early large housing estates in Dublin. Ballyfermot was merely a housing estate without any facilities and Ivor Browne went in with a professional team and helped the residents to turn it into a thriving working class community. This project was so successful that an offshoot was established in Derry, called the Inner City Trust which not only rebuilt, but transformed the city of Derry during the years it was being torn down by both sides in the conflict.

Derry was made a model for The Prince of Wales' urban village development project and other urban renewal developments around the world.

Additional Information

Author Ivor Browne
Publisher Atrium
Publication date 4 Apr 2008
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9780955226120

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