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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 (2003 printing)
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Whitaker
ISBN: 0738207993 9780738207995
OCLC Number: 57531863
Description: xviii, 334 pages ; 21 cm
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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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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