Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill (Audiobook on CD, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill

Author: Robert Whitaker
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : 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 ... 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: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Whitaker
OCLC Number: 501058003
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, MA : Basic Books/Perseus Books Group, [2003], ©2002.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
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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