Shock therapy : a history of electroconvulsive treatment in mental illness / Edward Shorter, David Healy
- 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.
- 9780813541693 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813541697 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -362) and index.
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