Of Spirits and Madness: An American Psychiatrist in Africa

Of Spirits and Madness: An American Psychiatrist in Africa

by Paul R. Linde

Hardcover

$20.39 $24.95 Save 18% Current price is $20.39, Original price is $24.95. You Save 18%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

Of Spirits and Madness: An American Psychiatrist in Africa by Paul R. Linde

Emergency-room psychiatrist Dr. Paul Linde came to Zimbabwe to take the helm at the Harare Central Hospital, where dozens of patients present new challenges every day. From a case of factitious disorder -- in which a young man treats his own leg like a pin cushion -- to a woman suffering from kufungisisa, the strange ailment of "thinking too much," Linde tells of his patients' demons and their difficulties in a vivid portrait of a world where witchcraft still reigns and psychosis is stigmatized as a contagious illness. Linde presents a wry and inspiring tale of medicine at the crossroads of two cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071367349
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.74(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

Paul R. Linde, MD works as an emergency psychiatrist at San Francisco General Hospital and in a private outpatient practice in San Francisco. His writings have appeared in numerous newspapers and professional journals.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews