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Rev. of Scientists of the Mind: Intellectual Founders of Modern Psychology, by Clarence J. Karier.
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The concept of paranoia as a distinct illness was proposed by Emil Kraepelin (1856-1926), opposed by followers of Sigmund Freud and Adolph Meyer, and then repopularized by the authors of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The concept's continued popularity will depend on...
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The article presents a case study of a medical research mission to Moscow in the Soviet Union in 1946. It describes a mission undertaken by U.S. marriage and family counselor Emily Hartshorne Mudd to Moscow with American-Soviet Medical Society (ASMS) business manager Robert Leslie and Mudd's husband...
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Rev. of From the Mind Into the Body,' by Edward Shorter.
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Tracks the change of heart on the subject of eugenics experienced by notable psychiatrist G. Alder Blumer during 1890-1920. Negative eugenics, stressing the need to eliminate unfavorable traits through reproductive control, resulted in thousands of the mentally ill being sterilized. While working at...
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Rev. of Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck v. Bell, by Paul A. Lombardo.
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"This is the story of one of the most far-reaching human endeavors in history: the quest for mental well-being. From its origins in the eighteenth century to its wide scope in the early twenty-first, this search for emotional health and welfare has cost billions. In the name of mental health, m...
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Rev. of The Most Solitary of Afflications: Madness and Society in Britain, 1700-1900, by Andrew Scull and Psychiatry for the Rich: A History of Ticehurst Private Asylum, 1792-1917, by Charlotte MacKenzie
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Presents several reader correspondence on Christianity published on the periodical "First Things"; October 2003 issue. Salvation of the unbeliever; Punishment for sinners; Messianic faith of Orthodox Jews.; Presents several reader correspondence on Christianity published on the periodical 'Firs...
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The activities of the Euthanasia Society of America (ESA) and the Association for Voluntary Sterilization (AVS) during the 1940's-60's suggest that historians should consider birth control, eugenic sterilization, and euthanasia as closely linked elements in the American liberal tradition o...
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Anxiety has always been part of the human condition, with accounts of its various manifestations, including acute shyness and stage fright, dating back to classical antiquity. Nonetheless, since the end of the Second World War, reported levels of anxiety have risen alarmingly. At the beginning of th...
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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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