The Psychiatric Persuasion: Knowledge, Gender, And Power In Modern America
- Publish Date: 1995-12-22
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Elizabeth Lunbeck
In the years between 1900 and 1930, American psychiatrists transformed their profession from a marginal science focused primarily on the care of the mentally ill into a powerful discipline concerned with analyzing the common difficulties of everyday life. How did psychiatrists effect such a dramatic change in their profession's fortunes and aims? Here, Elizabeth Lunbeck examines how psychiatry grew to take the whole world of human endeavor as its object.