Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Andrew Scull and Stanley Kubrick (taped)

The author of Madhouse : A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine visits to talk about psychiatrist Henry Cotton, who was so obsessed with the idea that mental disorders were caused by infections that he had all his children's teeth pulled to prevent tooth decay from driving them mad. Unfortunately, he was the director of a New Jersey mental hospital and prescribed invasive surgeries—from tonsillectomies to the removal of colons and uteruses -to prevent and treat madness.

5 minutes with Stanley Kubrick (OK, 4 minutes and 52 seconds) discussing PATHS OF GLORY and more!


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