Madness and Glory (Paperback)

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Phillipe Pinel, the doctor who became the world's first psychiatrist, struck the chains and shackles from the mentally ill in the midst of the French Revolution. Patients were living in hideous conditions, exposed to the public as freaks, and received no useful treatment. A patient in the Bicetre asylum/jail, former ministerial assistant Guillaume Lalladiere, manages, unchained, to escape. Hiding from hospital attendant pursuers in the streets at night, he inadvertently learns of a plot against the leaders of the Revolution. He goes through the rebellion ruled streets of Paris and tries to give warning to responsible government colleagues and others but no-one except Dr. Pinel, when Guillaume is returned to the hospital, believes him. With Dr. Pinel's treatment, as well as the support of Genevieve, Guillaume's love, and Jean-Luc, a canny young boy, he improves. But the plotters learn he has confided everything to Dr. Pinel and both are threatened with arrest and death.

About the Author

Albert Rothenberg M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the Principal Investigator of the research project "Studies in the Creative Process" and has written numerous articles and books on his investigations of creativity in art, literature, psychotherapy, and science. He is also the author of a previous novel, Living Color.He lives both in France and in the U.S.A. with his wife, Julia, artist and former Professor of Education.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781843868521
ISBN-10: 1843868520
Publisher: Vanguard Press
Publication Date: October 28th, 2013
Pages: 376
Language: English