Mental Ills and Bodily Cures: Psychiatric Treatment in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Mental Ills and Bodily Cures: Psychiatric Treatment in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

by Joel Braslow
     
 


"Braslow has defined an important subject matter, and his writing is lucid and forceful. . . . This book will become part of a new, behaviorally oriented medical history centered on the patient's experience."—Charles E. Rosenberg, author of The Care of StrangersSee more details below

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"Braslow has defined an important subject matter, and his writing is lucid and forceful. . . . This book will become part of a new, behaviorally oriented medical history centered on the patient's experience."—Charles E. Rosenberg, author of The Care of Strangers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520205475
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/06/1997
Series:
Medicine and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Figures
Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Psychiatric Body1
1Institutional Therapy: Context, Background, Structure14
2Discipline or Therapy: Patients, Doctors, and Somatic Remedies in the Early Twentieth Century33
3In the Name of Therapeutics: Sexual Sterilization as Psychic Cure54
4Neurosyphilis, Malaria, and a New Therapeutic Rationale71
5Where the Mind Ends and the Body Begins: The Practices of Electroconvulsive Therapy95
6Surgery as Discipline: Lobotomy at Stockton State Hospital125
7Discipline Gendered: Women and the Practice of Lobotomy152
Conclusion171
Notes177
References215
Index233

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