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Homosexuality and American psychiatry: the politics of diagnosis

  title={Homosexuality and American psychiatry: the politics of diagnosis},
  author={R. Porter},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={505 - 506}
  • R. Porter
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine
  • Medical History
STEPHEN GARTON, Medicine and madness: a social history of insanity in New South Wales 1880-1940, The Modem History Series, Kensington, New South Wales University Press, 1988, 8vo, pp. viii, 212, illus., A$29.95, A$19.95, (paperback). Gradually we are piecing together the world of the asylum. Social historians have been attracted down those long corridors by the distinction of the pioneers (Goffman, Foucault, et al.) and by the interface that these institutions represent. This is where chaos… Expand
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