Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia
Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Looking down on the chasm of the Columbia River Gorge, one is inspired
by the grandness of the cliffs, the power of the river, and the thousands
of years it took to cut its path. One wonders about both the past and the
future and what the canyon might look like in another thousand years.
Reading Theodore Millon’s Masters of the Mind:
Exploring the Story of Mental Illness From Ancient Times to the New Millennium is like gazing down on such a canyon. It is an awe-inspiring history
of our understanding of mental illness, showing where we as mental health
professionals have come from and where are we now. It inspires us to think
about what the treatment of the mentally ill might look over the next millennium.
Matthews A. Mental Illness, History. JAMA. 2005;293(8):1007-1012. doi:10.1001/jama.293.8.1009