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Madness: A Brief History (Paperback)
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Madness: A Brief History (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 13/03/2003
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This fascinating story of madness reveals the radically different perceptions of madness and approaches to its treatment, from antiquity to the present day. Roy Porter explores what we really mean by 'madness', covering an enormous range of topics from witches to creative geniuses, electric shock therapy to sexual deviancy, psychoanalysis to prozac. The origins of current debates about how we define and deal with insanity are examined through eyewitness accounts of those treating patients, writers, artists, and the mad themselves.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192802675
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 253 g
Dimensions: 172 x 120 x 17 mm


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Well illustrated and constructed, this is a masterful and moving book written in pellucid prose. Its brevity belies its weight * Ross Leckie, The Times (Play) *

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