Andrew Scull

Photo of Andrew ScullAndrew Scull is the author of Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine; Hysteria: The Disturbing History; Madness: A Very Short Introduction; and Psychiatry and Its Discontents; among other books. Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, at the University of California, San Diego, he won the Roy Porter Medal for lifetime contribution to the history of medicine and the Eric Carlson Award for lifetime contributions to the history of psychiatry. He has contributed to many documentaries, including PBS’s “Mysteries of Mental Illness” and “The Lobotomist,” has written for The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, the Times Literary Supplement, Scientific American, and The Nation, and blogs for Psychology Today and Mad in America.

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Cover: Desperate Remedies: Psychiatry’s Turbulent Quest to Cure Mental IllnessDesperate Remedies: Psychiatry’s Turbulent Quest to Cure Mental IllnessScull, AndrewHARDCOVER05/17/2022$35.00
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