Year: 1982 Source: Orthomolecular Psychiatry, v.11, no.2, (1982), p.103-110 SIEC No: 19850205

A historical essay exploring the evolution of social attitudes toward mental illness in pre-industrial England. The author illustrates the the wide spectrum of attitudes that existed during the Middle Ages & the Renaissance, disputing Foucault’s belief that madness was an undifferentiated experiencein the Middle Ages & Szasz’s belief that “Madness is a creation of the twentieth century.” (p. 109) (NBB)