Category Archives: history

History of Madness – Track 10

Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982.  This post is the tenth audio track.  More audio tracks will follow. Track 1:  The beginning of History of Madness lecture course He surveys the idea of madness “as … Continue reading

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My Father, The Greatest, and Of the Greatest Generation

My father is no longer with us, but I will blog some MORE of his material on his unfinished and unpublished work on madness.  He can’t tinker anymore, trying to get it more right.  It was the best he could … Continue reading

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The Judge Rotenberg Center  Artist: Kim Noble  The JRC Have you ever heard of the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC)?  Probably not.  They are, well, infamous to most of us in the profession.…

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Mad Words

MAD WORDS When someone acquires a ritual of using certain words in ways that do not make sense, or acquires a ritual of using certain tools in ways that are counter-productive, witnesses regard such rituals as madness. They wonder if … Continue reading

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Disable Madman: Part III

Disable Madman Part III Chlorpromazine Chlorpromazine was synthesized on December 1950, the first drug claimed to have specific effects on madness, and would serve as the prototype for the phenothiazine class of drugs, which later grew to comprise several other … Continue reading

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Disable Madman: Part II

Disable Madman Part II The European Reform In 1793 Philippe Pinel took charge of the Salpetriere and Becetre asylums in Paris, the turning point of method in the management of inmates. Pinel found that if inmates were not neglected and … Continue reading

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Disable Madman: Part I

DISABLE MADMEN Part I It is not easy to act-as-if-mad because such action requires ability. The more complicated the action, the more ability required. What medicine men discovered long ago was that by disabling inmates of asylums inmates were not … Continue reading

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