Author's Acknowledgements

Author's acknowledgments (from the preface to the book)

These lectures were prepared at the suggestion of Lewis Miller, who sensed a growing public interest in an up-to-date account of psychiatry. In responding to Dr. Miller's invitation, I felt it preferable to present a small number of contemporary facts in the proper setting of their historical perspective rather than attempt the impossible task of summarizing everything. And I also preferred to keep, as central to my themes, the patient whose suffering is the raw material of psychiatry, and the profession of medicine, of which psychiatry is but a specialty. In preparing this material for broadcasting, I am deeply grateful to Aldwyn Stokes for his support, to Liddy Jambor for her patience, and to Lynn Higgins for her technical skill.