Mending The Mind
by David Cade
Here is a fascinating perspective of mental illness in the 20th century. It was written by the psychiatrist Dr J. F. J. Cade who is world famous for his discovery of the lithium treatment of manic depression - now known as bipolar disorder. He also discusses schizophrenia, anxiety, epilepsy, melancholia, masturbational madness, ECT and leucotomy and describes the evolution of mental asylums.