“Western culture throughout its long and tangled history provides us with a rich array of images, a remarkable set of windows into both popular and latterly professional beliefs about insanity,” writes Andrew Scull in his extensive look at images of madness throughout history, including an oddly peppy Thorazine ad.

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Brianfowler713

Stupid question; how has eastern culture, or pre -imperial african or american culture depicted madness?

There must be one or two doozies...