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Manufacture of Madness: Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement

Author: Szasz, Thomas
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 426
Pub Date: 31/03/1997
ISBN: 9780815604617
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Quick overview Every age, labels others to a particular fate, such as the witch consigned to the fire. The priest has now been replaced by the psychiatrist and this text examines the role of medicine as a more insidious tyrant than religion, as it claims to be beneficial to both the patient and the commonwealth.
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In this seminal work, Dr. Szasz examines the similarities between the Inquisition and institutional psychiatry. His purpose is to show "that the belief in mental illness and the social actions to which it leads have the same moral implications and political consequences as had the belief in witchcraft and the social actions to which it led."

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