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Pushbutton psychiatry : a cultural history of electroshock in America

Author: Timothy W Kneeland; Carol A B Warren
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast ; Oxford : Berg [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: This volume uncovers the roots of electroshock in America, an outgrowth of western patriarchal medicine with primarily female patients, with a new epilogue bringing the research up to the present.
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Genre/Form: Elektrokrampftheorie
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy W Kneeland; Carol A B Warren
ISBN: 9781598743630 1598743635
OCLC Number: 227015809
Notes: Previous edition: Westport, Conn.; London: Praeger, 2002.
Description: xxvii, 135 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Electricity, psychiatry, and American culture --
Part 1: Electrotherapeutic Origins Of Pushbutton Psychiatry --
1: Eighteenth century: the electric stage --
2: Nineteenth century: the woman on the couch --
Part 2: Electroconvulsive Century --
3: Birth and triumph of pushbutton psychiatry: electroshock, 1938-1965 --
4: Rage against the machine: the decline of electroshock, 1966-1980 --
5: Pushbutton triumphant: the rebirth of electroshock, 1981-1999 --
Epilogue: Into the twenty-first century --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by Timothy W. Kneeland, Carol A.B. Warren.
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