American Journal of Psychiatry 1844 1994

American Journal of Psychiatry 1844 1994


  • Author : American Psychiatric Association
  • Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
  • Release Date : 1994-01-30
  • Genre: Medical
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  • ISBN 10 : 0890422753


American Journal of Psychiatry 1844 1994 Book Description :

This covers the American Journal of Psychiatry from 1844 to 1994....

A Study of Association in Insanity

A Study of Association in Insanity


  • Author : Grace Helen Kent
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-06-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 154662001X


A Study of Association in Insanity Book Description :

A Study of Association in Insanity By Grace Helen Kent and A. J. Rosanoff...

Pathologist of the Mind

Pathologist of the Mind


  • Author : S. D. Lamb
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421414850


Pathologist of the Mind Book Description :

During the first half of the twentieth century, Adolf Meyer was the most authoritative and influential psychiatrist in the United States. In 1908, when the Johns Hopkins Hospital established the first American university clinic devoted to psychiatry—still a nascent medical specialty at the time—Meyer was selected to oversee the enterprise. The Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic opened in 1913, and Meyer served as psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins until 1941. In Pathologist of the Mind, S. D. Lamb explores how Meyer used his powerful position to establish psychiatry as a clinical science that operated like the other specialties at the country’s foremost medical school and research hospital. In addition to successfully arguing for a s...

The Trials of Laura Fair

The Trials of Laura Fair


  • Author : Carole Haber
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469607597


The Trials of Laura Fair Book Description :

On November 3, 1870, on a San Francisco ferry, Laura Fair shot a bullet into the heart of her married lover, A. P. Crittenden. Throughout her two murder trials, Fair's lawyers, supported by expert testimony from physicians, claimed that the shooting was the result of temporary insanity caused by a severely painful menstrual cycle. The first jury disregarded such testimony, choosing instead to focus on Fair's disreputable character. In the second trial, however, an effective defense built on contemporary medical beliefs and gendered stereotypes led to a verdict that shocked Americans across the country. In this rousing history, Carole Haber probes changing ideas about morality and immorality, masculinity and femininity, love and marriage, health and d...

Remembrance of Patients Past

Remembrance of Patients Past


  • Author : Geoffrey Reaume
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2000-12-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442659162


Remembrance of Patients Past Book Description :

In Remembrance of Patients Past, historian Geoffrey Reaume remembers previously forgotten psychiatric patients by examining in rich detail their daily life at the Toronto Hospital for the Insane (now called the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – CAMH) from 1870-1940. Psychiatric patients endured abuse and could lead monotonous lives inside the asylum's walls, yet these same women and men worked hard at unpaid institutional jobs for years and decades on end, created their own entertainment, even in some cases made their own clothes, while forming meaningful relationships with other patients and some staff. Using first person accounts by and about patients – including letters written by inmates which were confiscated by hospital staff – Rea...