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Letters
April 27, 2005

Szasz Under Fire

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2005;293(16):1978. doi:10.1001/jama.293.16.1978-a

To the Editor: In reading Dr Henderson’s review of the book Szasz Under Fire: The Psychiatric Abolitionist Faces His Critics,1 it was difficult to determine why Henderson seems surprised that Dr Szasz and his critics continue to disagree. In Thomas Kuhn’s terms,2 Szasz and psychiatrists have incommensurate paradigms. The essays in this book were well-chosen and illuminated the continuing refusal of psychiatry to understand the completeness of Szasz’s rejection of what he has called “the therapeutic state.”

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