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Book Review

The Creation of Psychopharmacology

David L. Gaver, MD

Published: October 14, 2005

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The Creation of Psychopharmacology is an engaging exposéof the development of Western psychopharmacology. This volumeis not primarily for history buffs or academicians, thoughthe 56 pages of bibliography attest to its academic rigor. It is insteada well-written story of a stream of convenient accidents,of technical discoveries, of blistering professional competitions,of the growth and power of the pharmaceutical industry,of the delineation of psychiatric "disease," of regulation, and ofthe emerging cosmetic psychopharmacology and managementof personality.’ ‹

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Volume: 66

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