Collection : Cornell Studies in the History of Psychiatry

A series edited by Sander L. Gilman and George J. Makari

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Clinical Psychiatry in Imperial Germany
A History of Psychiatric Practice
Eric J. Engstrom
The psychiatric profession in Germany changed radically from the mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of World War I. In a book that demonstrates his extensive archival knowledge and an impressive command of the primary literature, Eric J. Engstrom...



A Compulsion for Antiquity
Freud and the Ancient World
Richard H. Armstrong
"If psychoanalysis is the return of repressed antiquity, distorted to be sure by modern desire, yet still bearing the telltale traces of the ancient archive, then would not our growing distance from the archive of antiquity also imply that we are in...



Dreams 1900–2000
Science, Art, and the Unconscious Mind
When Sigmund Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900, he began the modern study of a phenomenon that has fascinated human beings for thousands of years. At the same time he opened a new realm, the unconscious mind, to filmmakers and...



Electra after Freud
Myth and Culture
Jill Scott
"Electra's story is essentially a tale of murder, revenge, and violence. In the ancient myth of Atreus, Agamemnon returns home from battle and receives no hero's welcome. Instead, he is greeted with an ax, murdered in his bath by his wife...



Heinrich Kaan's "Psychopathia Sexualis" (1844)
A Classic Text in the History of Sexuality
Heinrich Kaan
Heinrich Kaan's fascinating work—part medical treatise, part sexual taxonomy, part activist statement, and part anti-onanist tract—takes us back to the origins of sexology.



Hysterical Men
War, Psychiatry, and the Politics of Trauma in Germany, 1890–1930
Paul Lerner



Keeping America Sane
Psychiatry and Eugenics in the United States and Canada, 1880–1940
Ian Robert Dowbiggin
What would bring a physician to conclude that sterilization is appropriate treatment for the mentally ill and mentally handicapped? Using archival sources, Ian Robert Dowbiggin documents the involvement of both American and Canadian psychiatrists in...



The Mastery of Submission
Inventions of Masochism
John K. Noyes



Mirrors of Memory
Freud, Photography, and the History of Art
Mary Bergstein
A significant contribution to our understanding of early twentieth century visual culture and an exploration of how photography shaped the ways in which the great archaeologist of the human mind saw and thought about the world.



The Pathological Family
Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy
Deborah Weinstein
The Pathological Family examines how family therapy developed against the intellectual and cultural landscape of postwar America.



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