1979 May 29
Frank, Leonard Roy
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
1979 Mar. 25
Sedgwick, Peter, 1934-1983
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.