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A history of the medicalization of insanity. The book is both a history of psychiatry at its birth around the American and French Revolutions, its intellectual evolution from a spiritual theory of madness to a physical theory of madness, to a social theory of madness in the early 19th century. Includes original research at the Hartford Retreat, a madhouse in Hartford, Connecticut. The book won awards and launched Paul Fenn's academic career. Written in 1988. 

The Whip and the Teacup -Plays in Cultivated Violence

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