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The crime was the disease

Mike Jay: ‘Mad-Doctors in the Dock’, 15 June 2017

Mad-Doctors in the Dock: Defending the Diagnosis, 1760-1913 
by Joel PeterEigen.
Johns Hopkins, 206 pp., £29.50, September 2016, 978 1 4214 2048 6
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... referring to themselves as ‘alienists’ and eventually ‘psychiatrists’. Over this period Joel Eigen’s contention is that ‘by far, the most powerful structural element in the evolution of medical psychology, and particularly diagnosis’, was the courtroom. Mad-Doctors in the Dock is the concluding volume in a trilogy spanning twenty years ...

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