American Madness: The Rise and Fall of Dementia Praecox

American Madness: The Rise and Fall of Dementia Praecox

by Richard Noll
     
 

In 1895 not a single case of dementia praecox was reported in the United States. By 1912 tens of thousands of people with this diagnosis were locked up in asylums, hospitals, and jails. By 1927 it was fading away. This book explains how such a terrible disease could be discovered, affect so many lives, and then turn out to be something else.See more details below

Overview

In 1895 not a single case of dementia praecox was reported in the United States. By 1912 tens of thousands of people with this diagnosis were locked up in asylums, hospitals, and jails. By 1927 it was fading away. This book explains how such a terrible disease could be discovered, affect so many lives, and then turn out to be something else.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674047396
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The World of the American Alienist, 1896 11

2 Adolf Meyer Brings Dementia Praecox to America 36

3 Emil Kraepelin 49

4 The American Reception of Dementia Praecox and Manic Depressive Insanity, 1896-1905 14

5 The Lost Biological Psychiatry 109

6 The Rise of the Mind Twist Men, 1903-1913 149

7 Bayard Taylor Holmes and Radically Rational Treatments 194

8 The Rise of Schizophrenia in America, 1912-1927 232

Epilogue 276

Notes 289

Acknowledgments 379

Index 383

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