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The Manufacture of Madness : A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement
by Thomas Szasz


Overview - In this seminal work, Dr. Szasz examines the similarities between the Inquisition and institutional psychiatry. His purpose is to show 'that the belief in mental illness and the social actions to which it leads have the same moral implications and political consequences as had the belief in witchcraft and the social actions to which it led.'  Read more...

 
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Overview
In this seminal work, Dr. Szasz examines the similarities between the Inquisition and institutional psychiatry. His purpose is to show 'that the belief in mental illness and the social actions to which it leads have the same moral implications and political consequences as had the belief in witchcraft and the social actions to which it led.'

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780815604617
  • ISBN-10: 0815604610
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publish Date: June 1997
  • Page Count: 383
  • Dimensions: 8.04 x 5.62 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.03 pounds


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