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Portrait of the psychiatrist as a young man : the early writing and work of R.D. Laing, 1927-1960

Author: Allan Beveridge
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"RD Laing remains one of the most famous psychiatrists of the last 50 years. In the 1960s he enjoyed enormous popularity and received much publicity for his controversial views challenging the psychiatric orthodoxy. He championed the rights of the patient, and challenged the often inhumane methods of treating the mentally ill. Based on a wealth of previously unexamined archives relating to his private papers and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie 1927-1960
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Beveridge, Allan.
Portrait of the psychiatrist as a young man.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011023451
(OCoLC)729343602
Named Person: R D Laing; R D Laing; R D Laing; Ronald D Laing
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Beveridge
ISBN: 9780191625473 0191625477
OCLC Number: 831672864
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 350 pages).
Contents: Part I. Laing and Theory: 1. Portrait of the psychiatrist as a young man 1927-1960; 2. Portrait of the psychiatrist as an intellectual. Laing's early notebooks, personal library, essays, papers, and talks; 3. Laing and psychiatric theory; 4. Laing and existential phenomenology; 5. Laing and Religion; 6. Laing and the arts --
Part II. Laing and Practice: 7. Laing in the army; 8. Gartnavel Hospital and the 'Rumpus Room'; 9. Individual patients at Gartnavel; 10. Laing at the Southern General Hospital; 11. Laing in London; 12. The Divided Self.
Series Title: International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry.
Responsibility: Allan Beveridge.
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