Re: American Psychiatric Association

Timothy Bates (
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 14:27:00 +1000

on 10/18/99 10:21 AM, phil osborn wrote:

> The last thing I particularly recall about these jerks was when Thomas Ssazz
> (sp?) ("The Manufacture of Madness," various other works) did his famous
> study in which he sent grad student volunteers in to pose as patients in
> various psychiatric hospitals.
You are completely wrong. He did not do this study. You woudl be right, if, for instance, you mentioned his patient who immolated herself while he tried to figure out which part of society was labelling her to hide its own illness.


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Dr Timothy Bates
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