Psychiatric Justice

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Syracuse University Press, 1965 - Psychology - 298 pages
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Szasz troubles the dark, still waters of psychiatry and the law. He peeps beneath the crazy quilt of federal and state procedures which render impotent the constitutional right to a speedy and public trial.
 

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Contents

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
9
LAWS PERTAINING TO THE MENIAL
37
THE PSYCHIATRIST AS ADVERSARY
56
THE CASE OF MR LOUIS PERRONI
85
THE CASE OF MR ABRAHAM HOFFER
144
THE CASK OF MR EDWIN A WALKER
178
THE CASE OF MR FREDERICK LYNCH
226
REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS
249
SUMMARY
264
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Thomas Szasz (1920-2012) was professor of psychiatry emeritus at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, Washington, DC. He was a prominent figure in the anti-psychiatry movement and a critic of the moral and scientific foundation of psychiatry.

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