Medicine in Society: Madness and its institutions

@inproceedings{Porter1992MedicineIS,
  title={Medicine in Society: Madness and its institutions},
  author={R. Porter},
  year={1992}
}
In the eyes of some radical critics, mental illness should properly have no place in a book dealing with the history of sickness. For, they would contend, there is no such disease (in the strict sense of the word) as insanity, ‘ psychiatric disorder ’ being nothing other than a stigma which the psychiatric profession, with the connivance of society at large, pins on those whose thoughts and actions are unacceptably ‘ deviant ’. Society (it has been alleged) finds certain people ‘ disturbing… Expand
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