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Madness in Civilization by Scull, Andrew
Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
by Scull, Andrew
 
Today, mental disturbance is commonly viewed through a medical lens, but societies have also sought to make sense of it through religion or the supernatural, or by constructing psychological or social explanations. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this volume paints a vivid and often harrowing portrait of the different ways that cultures around the world have interpreted and responded to the seemingly irrational, psychotic, and insane.
 
Published 20150406 by Princeton, Hardcover, 432 Pages, ISBN: 9780691166155, ISBN-10: 0691166153, List Price $39.50.

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