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A history of psychiatry : from the era of the asylum to the age of Prozac

Author: Edward Shorter
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With cinematic scope and precision, Shorter shows us the harsh, farcical, and inspiring realities of society's changing attitudes toward its mentally ill and the efforts of generations of scientists and physicians to ease their suffering. He takes us inside the eighteenth-century asylums, with their restraints and beatings, and guides us through the landscaped boulevards of the spas and rest homes where the  Read more...
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History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shorter, Edward.
History of psychiatry.
New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©1997
(OCoLC)605385281
Online version:
Shorter, Edward.
History of psychiatry.
New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©1997
(OCoLC)630964486
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Shorter
ISBN: 047115749X 9780471157496 0471245313 9780471245315
OCLC Number: 34513743
Description: xii, 436 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The birth of psychiatry --
The asylum era --
The first biological psychiatry --
Nerves --
The psychoanalytic hiatus --
Alternatives --
The second biological psychiatry --
From Freud to Prozac --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: by Edward Shorter.
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In this comprehensive history of psychiatry, historian Edward Shorter examines the evolution of psychiatric theory and practice from the 18th century to the present. It covers the latest developments  Read more...

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