Subtitled "The Making of a Psychiatrist, " this remarkable autobiography charts the subtle horrors of Laing's own upbringing in a resolutely "respectable" Scottish family in the 1940s. The author's lucid and witty prose offers some unforgettable personal experiences and a host of cultural, political and professional insights as he reflects on the growing unease he came to feel in his role as psychiatrist in a society "destroying itself by violence masquerading as love."
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Set in a European context, but written in the style of a Scottish radicalist, the author recounts his own upbringing as well as his personal and professional insights, questioning the role of the psychiatrist in today's society.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill Book Co (Mm), 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070358508