Console and Classify: The French Psychiatric Profession in the Nineteenth Century

  title={Console and Classify: The French Psychiatric Profession in the Nineteenth Century},
  author={Jan Goldstein},
Since its publication in 1989, "Console and Classify" has become a classic work in the history of science and in French intellectual history. Now with a new afterword, this much-cited and much-discussed book gives readers the chance to revisit the rise of psychiatry in nineteenth-century France, the shape it took and why, and its importance both then and in contemporary society. "Goldstein has raised our understanding of the politics of psychiatric professionalization on to a new plane."-Roy… Expand
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