Protest Psychosis: When Did Schizophrenia Become a Black Disease

Psychiatrist examines the evolution of schizophrenia in U.S. from a white female disorder (or one sometimes concomitant with genius), to a condition disproportionately affecting Black males:

http://www.beacon.org/productdetails.cfm?SKU=8592

The author is on C-SPAN Booknotes this weekend, and uses case histories, pharmaceutical ad art, Black protest literature, and diagnosis rates to support his thesis.

Hari Rhodes in the 1963 film Shock Corridor, in which a Negro activist is deemed schizophrenic.

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J.D. Salinger, Maestro Of The Short Story

When short story was a popular American form, no one possessed the command of J.D. Salinger:

http://slate.com/blogs/blogs/browbeat/archive/2010/01/28/the-mimic-how-salinger-helped-reinvent-the-short-story-by-imitating-it.aspx

And you gotta love titles such as Just Before the War with the Eskimos, For Esmé – with Love and Squalor, and De Daumier Smith’s Blue Period.

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