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Author Shorter, Edward.

Title Shock therapy [electronic resource] : a history of electroconvulsive treatment in mental illness / Edward Shorter, David Healy.

Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xii, 382 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-362) and index.
Contents The penicillin of psychiatry? -- "Some experiments on the biological influencing of the course of schizophrenia" -- "Madness cured with electricity" -- From the university clinic to the psychiatric institute: shock therapy goes global -- The couch or the treatment table? -- "ECT does not create zombies" -- "They're going to fry your brains!" -- The end of "Bedlam" and the age of psychopharmacology -- The swinging pendulum: the effects of politics, law, and changes in medical culture on ECT -- Electrogirl and the new ECT -- Magnets and implants: new therapies for a new century? -- Epilogue: irrational science.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Electroconvulsive therapy -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Healy, David, MRC Psych.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780813541693 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813541697 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780813560526 (e-book)

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