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The article discusses the work of 19th century psychiatrist and public health researcher Bénédict-Augustin Morel. Topics include Morel's beliefs about the heritability of health problems, the professionalization of psychiatry, and the emergence of Christian socialism in France. Also addressed are ...
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Rev. of Madness Is Civilization: When the Diagnosis Was Social, 1948–1980, by Michael E. Staub,
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Rev. of The Mad Among Us: A History of the Care of America's Mentally Ill, by Gerald N. Grob
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Discusses the views of Louis Ferdinand Alfred Maury (1817-92), noted French scholar, on the psychology of the unconscious mind, suggesting that his views reflected not only conventional medical attitudes but also his disapproval of radical politics. Maury's ideas on hallucinations, dreams, and ...
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Rev. of Creating born criminals, by Nicole Hahn Rafter
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Rev. of Reconstructing American Education by Michael B. Katz
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One of the most curious gaps in the historiography of French psychiatry is the era between the fin de siecle and the 1920's, years that overlapped the life and career of Valentin Magnan (1835-1916), a pivotal figure in the historical classification of mental diseases. Magnan was in many ways a ...