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The Resource Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill, Robert Whitaker

Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill, Robert Whitaker

Label
Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill
Title
Mad in America
Title remainder
bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill
Statement of responsibility
Robert Whitaker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A social history of the treatment of the mentally ill in America, this survey reveals the various methods of treatment from the 17th century to today: spinning, chilling, lobotomizing, and electroshock therapy, to name a few. Whitaker's position is skeptical when he compares the treatment of the mentally ill in America to those affected in other countries
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitaker, Robert
Dewey number
616.898009
Index
index present
LC call number
RC514
LC item number
.W44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mentally ill
Label
Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill, Robert Whitaker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-336) and index
Contents
Preface to the revised edition -- The original Bedlam (1750-1900). Bedlam in medicine ; The healing hand of kindness -- The darkest era (1900-1950). Unfit to breed ; Too much intelligence ; Brain damage as miracle therapy -- Back to Bedlam (1950-1990s). Modern-day alchemy ; The patient's reality ; The story we told ourselves ; Shame of a nation ; The Nuremberg Code doesn't apply here -- Mad medicine today (1990s-present). Not so atypical ; Epilogue -- Afterword to the revised edition
Control code
ocn671542902
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. pbk.
Extent
xviii, 348 p.
Isbn
9780465020140
Lccn
2010485122
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465020140
  • (OCoLC)671542902
Label
Mad in America : bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill, Robert Whitaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-336) and index
Contents
Preface to the revised edition -- The original Bedlam (1750-1900). Bedlam in medicine ; The healing hand of kindness -- The darkest era (1900-1950). Unfit to breed ; Too much intelligence ; Brain damage as miracle therapy -- Back to Bedlam (1950-1990s). Modern-day alchemy ; The patient's reality ; The story we told ourselves ; Shame of a nation ; The Nuremberg Code doesn't apply here -- Mad medicine today (1990s-present). Not so atypical ; Epilogue -- Afterword to the revised edition
Control code
ocn671542902
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. pbk.
Extent
xviii, 348 p.
Isbn
9780465020140
Lccn
2010485122
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465020140
  • (OCoLC)671542902

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