About: Documents more than three centuries of cures for madness, calling into question society's responsibilities to the mentally ill, what it means to be 'insane,' and what Americans value most about the human mind.
About: Drawn from old patient medical records, historical accounts, and government documents, a compelling social and medical history of mental illness in America documents more than three centuries of 'cures' for madness, calling into question our responibilities to the mad, what it means to be 'insane,' and what we value most about the human mind.
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