This item a history of psychiatry from the era of the asylum to the age of prozac by edward shorter paperback 3798 in stock ships from and sold by amazoncom. A history of psychiatry from the era of the asylum to the age of prozac a history of psychiatry from the era of the asylum to the age of prozac edward shorter isbn 978 0 471 24531 5 mar 1998 448 pages quantity select type paperback in stock paperback 4500 in stock. He has used his considerable intellectual and writing talents to develop a nonapologetic revision of psychiatry from the 18th century to the era of prozac his story begins by chronicling changes in the asylums of the 18th century which during the early years of the century were little more than jails for the insane. In a history of psychiatry edward shorter shows us the harsh farcical and inspiring realities of societys changing attitudes toward and attempts to deal with its mentally ill and the efforts of generations of scientists and physicians to ease their suffering. A history of psychiatry from the era of the asylum to the age of prozac user review kirkus an opinionated anecdote rich history of a branch of medicine strongly shaped by culture
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