A Social History of Madness

Roy Porter, Author Plume Books $8.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-525-48514-8
Many men and women who are labeled mad or schizophrenic reveal startling insight into their own condition while condemning the callousness of a society that shuns them. Here, in relating the stories of some two dozen people who endured severe mental illness, ``Porter has produced a disturbing and profound study of the way we treat the mentally ill and how the insane view the `normal' world,'' commented PW. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1989
Release date: 10/01/1989
Hardcover - 261 pages - 978-1-55584-185-0
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