The Psychiatric Persuasion

How did psychiatrists effect such a dramatic change in their profession's fortunes and aims? Here, Elizabeth Lunbeck examines how psychiatry grew to take the whole world of human endeavor as its object.

The Psychiatric Persuasion

In the years between 1900 and 1930, American psychiatrists transformed their profession from a marginal science focused primarily on the care of the mentally ill into a powerful discipline concerned with analyzing the common difficulties of everyday life. How did psychiatrists effect such a dramatic change in their profession's fortunes and aims? Here, Elizabeth Lunbeck examines how psychiatry grew to take the whole world of human endeavor as its object.

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The Psychiatric Persuasion
Language: en
Pages: 445
Authors: E. Lunbeck
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-11 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

In the years between 1900 and 1930, American psychiatrists transformed their profession from a marginal science focused primarily on the care of the mentally ill into a powerful discipline concerned with analyzing the common difficulties of everyday life. How did psychiatrists effect such a dramatic change in their profession's fortunes
The Myth of Empowerment
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Dana Becker
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-02-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

The Myth of Empowerment surveys the ways in which women have been represented and influenced by the rapidly growing therapeutic culture—both popular and professional—from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The middle-class woman concerned about her health and her ability to care for others in an uncertain world is not
On the Heels of Ignorance
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Owen Whooley
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-23 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Psychiatry has always aimed to peer deep into the human mind, daring to cast light on its darkest corners and untangle its thorniest knots, often invoking the latest medical science in doing so. But, as Owen Whooley’s sweeping new book tell us, the history of American psychiatry is really a
Raising Baby by the Book
Language: en
Pages:
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Categories: Medical
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Doctor Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-02-28 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

During World War II, Mom Chung's was the place to be in San Francisco. Soldiers, movie stars, and politicians gathered at her home to socialize, to show their dedication to the Allied cause, and to express their affection for Dr. Margaret Chung (1889-1959). The first known American-born Chinese female physician,