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The Manufacture of Madness by Thomas S. Szasz

The Manufacture of Madness by Thomas S. Szasz

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The Manufacture of Madness

A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement

by Thomas S. Szasz

Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 071007221X

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, pages starting to age-tone toward edges, dustjacket shows very minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)

'In this account Dr Szasz draws striking parallels between methods of identifying, authenticating and punishing witches and modern psychiatric practices.  he discusses society's approach to 'masturbatory insanity' and homosexuality, and looks at cases of medical persecution on the basis of political belief, race, religion and economic status.  Included also are histories of the Inquisition and of Institutional Psychiatry, and there is a valuable appendix, giving a synoptic history of persecutions for witchcraft and mental illness.'

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