Lunbeck, Elizabeth THE PSYCHIATRIC PERSUASION: Knowledge, Gender, and Power in Modern America
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, (1994). 0691048045 / 9780691048048 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in black cloth; in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration ''Figure in a Geometrical Setting'' by Madge Gill. 431 pages, thirteen b&w photographs, three figures, fourteen tables, note on sources, notes, and an index.
A history of American psychiatry between 1900 and 1930, when the profession was transformed from an institutional study of the mentally ill to a respected science that helped people of society with their everyday difficulties.