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American Madness

The Rise and Fall of Dementia Praecox

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$56.00 • £44.95 • €50.50

ISBN 9780674047396

Publication Date: 11/28/2011


408 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction
  • 1. The World of the American Alienist, 1896
  • 2. Adolf Meyer Brings Dementia Praecox to America
  • 3. Emil Kraepelin
  • 4. The American Reception of Dementia Praecox and Manic Depressive Insanity, 1896–1905
  • 5. The Lost Biological Psychiatry
  • 6. The Rise of the Mind Twist Men, 1903–1913
  • 7. Bayard Taylor Holmes and Radically Rational Treatments
  • 8. The Rise of Schizophrenia in America, 1912–1927
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2012 Cheiron Book Prize, Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral & Social Sciences
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