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Cruel compassion

psychiatric control of society"s unwanted

by Thomas Stephen Szasz

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Wiley in New York .
Written in English

  • Involuntary treatment -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • People with social disabilities -- Mental health services,
  • Psychiatric ethics,
  • Paternalism -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Social control,
  • Antipsychiatry,
  • Mental Disorders,
  • Social Control, Formal

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-252) and indexes.

    StatementThomas Szasz.
    LC ClassificationsRC451.4.S62 S93 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 264 p. ;
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1421413M
    ISBN 10047101012X
    LC Control Number93031600

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