Andrew Scull Ph.D.

Andrew Scull, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of many books and articles on the history of psychiatry, including Decarceration (1977, 1984), Museums of Madness (1979), The Most Solitary of Affllctions (1993), Masters of Bedlam (1996), Undertaker of the Mind (2001), Madhouse: A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine (2006), Hysteria (2001), and Madness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from Ancient Palestine to Freud, and from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine (2015), and Psychiatry and Its Discontents (2019). He is a past president of the Society for the Social History of Medicine.

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Madness in Civilization

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