Andrew Scull

Psychiatry & Its Discontents

This book comes from Prof. Andrew Scull. The publishers say: “Written by one of the world’s most distinguished historians of psychiatry, Psychiatry and Its Discontents provides a wide-ranging and critical perspective on the profession that dominates the treatment of mental illness. Andrew Scull…
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Madhouse: A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine

This book comes from Prof. Andrew Scull. The publisher says: “Madhouse reveals a long-suppressed medical scandal, shocking in its brutality and sobering in its implications. It shows how a leading American psychiatrist of the early twentieth century came to believe that mental…
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Mental Illness Is Not in Your Head

This review by Marco Ramos of two books – Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness and Desperate Remedies: Psychiatry’s Turbulent Quest to Cure Mental Illness – has been published in the Boston Review. It begins: “In 1990 President George Bush  announced  that ‘a new era of discovery’ was ‘dawning in brain research.’ Over the next several decades…
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