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The Manufacture of Madness
A Comparitive Study of the Inquisition & the Mental Health Movement

Szasz, Thomas S. M.D.
Publisher:  Dell Publishing Co. Inc., New York, USA
Year Published:  1970  
Pages:  383pp  
Resource Type:  Book

Szasz believees that the concept of mental illness is misued as part of a struggle for power.


Table of Contents


Part One: The Inquisition and Institutional Psychiatry
1. Society's Internal Enemies and Protectors
2. The Malefactor Identified
3. The Malefactor Authenticated
4. The Defense of the Dominant Ethic
5. The Witch as Mental Patient
6. The Witch as Healer
7. The Witch as Scapegoat
8. The Myths of Witchcraft and Mental Illness

Part Two: The Manufacture of Madness
9. The New Manufacturer-Benjamin Rush, the Father of American Psychiatry
10. The Product Conversion-From Heresy to Illness
11. The New Product-Masturbatory Insanity
12. The Manufacture of Medical Stigma
13. The Model Psychiatric Scapegoat-The Homosexual
14. The Expulsion of Evil
15. The Struggle for Self-Esteem

Epilogue: "The Painted Bird"
Appendix: A Synoptic History of Persecutions for Witchcraft and Mental Illness


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