Snake Pits, Talking Cures & Magic Bullets: A History of Mental Illness

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Twenty-First Century Books, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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The history of mental illness reveals the worst and the best of human nature. Despite a tortuous past and an apathetic present, great strides have been made in terms of daily comfort and medical treatment.
  

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Contents

Chapter One ONE OUT OF FOUR
7
Chapter Two DEMONS OF THE ANCIENTS
15
Chapter Three SAINTS AND WITCHES
28
Chapter Four OUT OF MIND OUT OF SIGHT
46
Chapter Five f P THE PROMISE OF THE ASYLUM
65
Chapter Nine UNBOLTING THE GATES 117
117
Chapter Ten WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
131
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About the author (2003)

Deborah Kent has written eighteen young adult novels and more than fifty children's nonfiction titles. She has published three other books with Kingfisher in the Saddles, Stars & Stripes series: Chance of a Lifetime, Blackwater Creek, Riding the Pony Express. A graduate of Oberlin College and Smith College, Debra now lives in Chicago with her daughter and husband, the children's author R. Conrad Stein.

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