American Madness : The Rise and Fall of Dementia Praecox
In 1895 not a single case of dementia praecox was reported in the United States. By 1912 tens of thousands of people with this diagnosis were locked up in asylums, hospitals, and jails. By 1927 it was fading away. This book explains how such a terrible disease could be discovered, affect so many lives, and then turn out to be something else.
- 24 Oct 2011
- HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
- United States
About Richard Noll
NollRichard: Richard Noll is Associate Professor of Psychology at DeSales University.