Madness

Madness

A Brief History

By Roy Porter

Oxford University Press, USA, Paperback, 9780192802675, 258pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2003

Description
Roy Porter's historical overview of madness reveals the radically different perceptions of madness and approaches to its treatment, from antiquity to the beginning of the 21st century. Roy Porter's historical overview of madness reveals the radically different perceptions of madness and approaches to its treatment, from antiquity to the beginning of the 21st century.


About the Author
Roy Porter is Professor of the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, and author of a number of books including London: A Social History.