Psychiatric Slavery

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Syracuse University Press, 1998 - Medical - 159 pages
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In this short work, Dr. Szasz takes aim at conventional psychiatry, and at the attendent system of courts, hospitals, and psychiatrists who confine patients against their will. The focal point is a Supreme Court case involving a man forcibly committed to a Florida asylum for 14 years. In refuting the widely held notion that the Donaldson case represents an advancement in the rights of mental patients, Dr. Szasz has put the American legal establishments on trial.
  

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Contents

The Case of Kenneth Donaldson
13
The Brief for Donaldson
34
The Brief for OConnor
59
The Supreme Courts Decison in OConnor
76
Interpretations of the Supreme Courts
89
A Right to Treatment or a Right to Treat?
109
Chattel Slavery and Psychiatric Slavery
133
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About the author (1998)

Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the State University of New York in Syracuse, where he has taught since 1956.

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