Seeing the Insane (Paperback)

By Sander L. Gilman, Eric T. M. D. Carlson (Introduction by)

University of Nebraska Press, 9780803270640, 253pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1996

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Seeing the Insane is a richly detailed cultural history of madness and art in the Western world, showing how the portrayal of stereotypes has both reflected and shaped the perception and treatment of the mentally disturbed.

About the Author

Sander L. Gilman is Henry R. Luce Professor of the Liberal Arts in Human Biology at the University of Chicago. The late Eric T. Carlson, M.D., was a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.