Gallery view

1979 May 29

Frank, Leonard Roy

Men of violence and deceit

History and condemnation of ECT (electroconvulsive treatment). Including quotes from victims and analysis of the manipulation tactics and financial incentives claimed by doctors and scientists to justify ECT's continued practice. Reporting on side effects including memory loss, brain damage and death as well as less quantifiable changes such as a loss of curiosity, stamina and drive. Implying that ECT... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979

Weitz, Don

The History of shock treatment

Toronto (Ont.) - Favorable review of Leonard Roy Frank's The History of Shock Treatment written by a victim of insulin shock treatment.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Apr.

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (U.S.)

Cuckoo's nest revisited

Washington (D.C.) - Favorable review of Leonard Roy Frank's The History of Shock Treatment.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Mar. 25

Sedgwick, Peter, 1934-1983

Seizures of power

Manchester (England) - Sympathetic albeit lightly critical review of Leonard Roy Frank's The History of Shock Treatment. Suggesting that the authors shy away from issues of financing and under-staffing. Asserting that the critique of ECT ought to go beyond the individualist slant and instead demand socialized healthcare.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979

Rice, Marilyn

The History of shock treatment

Berkeley (Calif.) - Review of Leonard Roy Frank's The History of Shock Treatment written by a victim of ECT. Praising the authors' decision not to add editorial comment to passages.

Judi Chamberlin Papers