Madness in civilization a cultural history of insanity, from the bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Madness in civilization a cultural history of insanity, from the bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine

Author: Andrew Scull
Publisher: London Thames & Hudson London Thames & Hudson 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Worldwide in scope and ranging from antiquity to the present, this book examines the human encounter with Unreason in all its manifestations, the challenges it poses to society and our responses to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Scull
ISBN: 9780500292549 050029254X
OCLC Number: 960693616
Notes: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 428-439
Description: 448 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: Endorsements * 1. Confronting Madness * 2. Madness in the Ancient World * 3. The Darkness and the Dawn * 4. Melancholie and Madnesse * 5. Madhouses and Mad- Doctors * 6. Nerves and Nervousness * 7. The Great Confinement * 8. Degeneration and Despair * 9. The Demi-Fous * 10. Desperate Remedies * 11. A Meaningful Interlude * 12. A Psychiatric Revolution?
Responsibility: Andrew Scull

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'Perhaps the most comprehensive account of the history of psychiatry that has yet appeared in a single volume' - Times Literary Supplement 'Powerful and disturbing ... a panoramic survey' - Sunday Read more...

 
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