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Madness

Andrew Scull.

August 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: History; History of Medicine; Psychology. 152 pages.

Madness: A Very Short Introduction examines the social, cultural, medical, and artistic responses to mental disturbance across more than two millennia, Madness is something that frightens...

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Madness and meaning

Andrew Scull.

in Madness

August 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History; History of Medicine; Psychology. 5026 words.

The 19th century saw considerable scientific study of the architecture of the brain and spinal cord. However, this made no contribution either to clinical care or cure of the insane....

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Madness cast out

Andrew Scull.

in Madness

August 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History; History of Medicine; Psychology. 6683 words.

‘Madness cast out’ examines the dramatic changes in the psychiatric landscape that marked the late 20th century. These include the eclipse of psychoanalysis, a shift back to biological...

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Madness confined

Andrew Scull.

in Madness

August 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History; History of Medicine; Psychology. 6269 words.

‘Madness confined’ reviews the care of the mad from the 18th to the mid-20th century. Initially, treatment was based on a humoral approach, combined with the use of chains and other...

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Madness denied

Andrew Scull.

in Madness

August 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History; History of Medicine; Psychology. 5786 words.

‘Madness denied’ shows how the violence and mass slaughter of the 20th century influenced cultural perceptions of madness. The almost unique cultural authority of psychoanalysis in America...

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Madness in chains

Andrew Scull.

in Madness

August 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History; History of Medicine; Psychology. 6090 words.

According to ‘Madness in chains’, madness acquired a much greater cultural salience between the 17th and early 19th centuries. A fascination with madness is visible everywhere — in plays...

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Madness unbound

in Madness

August 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History; History of Medicine; Psychology. 5840 words.

‘Madness unbound ’ explores social responses to madness. Our interpretations of it, and our notions of what is to be done about it, have varied remarkably over the centuries. Our early...

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