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Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill

Author: Robert Whitaker
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Perseus Pub., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on exhaustive research culled from old patient medical records, historical accounts, and government documents, this haunting book raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, what it means to be "insane." and what we value most about the human mind.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whitaker, Robert.
Mad in America.
Cambridge, MA : Perseus Pub., ©2002
(DLC) 2001098251
(OCoLC)48779542
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Whitaker
ISBN: 9780786723799 0786723793
OCLC Number: 1036694137
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 334 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. The original Bedlam (1750-1900). 1. Bedlam in medicine --
2. The healing hand of kindness --
pt. 2. The darkest era (1900-1950). 3. Unfit to breed --
4. Too much intelligence --
5. Brain damage as miracle therapy --
pt. 3. Back to Bedlam (1950-1990s). 6. Modern-day alchemy --
7. The patients' reality --
8. The story we told ourselves --
9. Shame of a nation --
10. The Nuremberg Code doesn't apply here --
pt. 4. Mad medicine today (1990s-present). 11. Not so atypical.
Responsibility: Robert Whitaker.
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