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History of Psychiatry From the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac

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ISBN-10: 047115749X

ISBN-13: 9780471157496

Edition: 1996

Authors: Edward Shorter

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"[This book] provides a clear portrait of the evolution of psychiatric thinking over the past two centuries . . . sure to create an intellectual controversy . . . no one will be able to ignore the powerful argument." - Gerald N. Grob Henry E. Sigerist Professor of the History of Medicine, Rutgers University "Written in a popular, lively, and often journalistic style [that] enunciates clear ideas and brave evaluations. . . . Shorter tells his story with immense panache, narrative clarity, and genuinely deep erudition." - Roy Porter Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine "A splendid work; this sparkling history is always strong, formidably rational, and clear." - Harold Merskey, DM…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/27/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Edward Shorter is the Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Written in the Flesh: A History of Desire, shortlisted for the 2005 Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction. He is also a two-time winner of the Royal Society of Canada's Hannah Medal for writing in the history of medicine.

The Birth of Psychiatry
The Asylum Era
The First Biological Psychiatry
The Psychoanalytic Hiatus
The Second Biological Psychiatry
From Freud to Prozac