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The Resource A history of psychiatry : from the era of the asylum to the age of Prozac, by Edward Shorter

A history of psychiatry : from the era of the asylum to the age of Prozac, by Edward Shorter

Label
A history of psychiatry : from the era of the asylum to the age of Prozac
Title
A history of psychiatry
Title remainder
from the era of the asylum to the age of Prozac
Statement of responsibility
by Edward Shorter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With cinematic scope and precision, Shorter shows us the harsh, farcical, and inspiring realities of society's changing attitudes toward its mentally ill and the efforts of generations of scientists and physicians to ease their suffering. He takes us inside the eighteenth-century asylums, with their restraints and beatings, and guides us through the landscaped boulevards of the spas and rest homes where the "nervous disorders" of the Victorian elite were treated with bromides, buttermilk, and kind words. He leads us through the teeming "snake pits" of early twentieth-century public mental hospitals and the gleaming laboratories of today's pharmaceutical cartels." "Writing in the tradition of the best social history, Shorter delineates the major scientific and cultural forces that shaped the development of psychiatry. Along the way, he paints vivid portraits of the leading figures - names such as Esquirol and Pinel, Krafft-Ebing and Kraepelin, Freud and Horney - who peopled the history of psychiatry. He pulls no punches in assessing the roles these men and women played in advancing our understanding of the biological origins of mental illness, or sidetracking psychiatry into pseudoscience, metaphysics, and fanaticism."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shorter, Edward
Dewey number
616.89/009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Values
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatrie
Label
A history of psychiatry : from the era of the asylum to the age of Prozac, by Edward Shorter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The birth of psychiatry -- The asylum era -- The first biological psychiatry -- Nerves -- The psychoanalytic hiatus -- Alternatives -- The second biological psychiatry -- From Freud to Prozac -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocm34513743
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 436 pages
Isbn
9780471245315
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
96015292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34513743
Label
A history of psychiatry : from the era of the asylum to the age of Prozac, by Edward Shorter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The birth of psychiatry -- The asylum era -- The first biological psychiatry -- Nerves -- The psychoanalytic hiatus -- Alternatives -- The second biological psychiatry -- From Freud to Prozac -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocm34513743
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 436 pages
Isbn
9780471245315
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
96015292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34513743

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