Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement (Paperback)

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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."

About the Author


Thomas Szasz is the author of over six hundred articles and twenty-four books. He was a practicing psychiatrist and a professor of psychiatry emeritus at the Health Science Center, State University of New York, in Syracuse.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780815604617
ISBN-10: 0815604610
Publisher: Syracuse University Publications in Continuin
Publication Date: April 1st, 1997
Pages: 406
Language: English