Ian R. Dowbiggin Ph.D.

Ian R. Dowbiggin Ph.D.

Ian Robert Dowbiggin, Ph.D., is an academic historian and professor of history at the University of Prince Edward Island. He is the author of many books including The Quest for Mental Health: A Tale of Science, Medicine, Scandal, Sorrow, and Mass Society, A Concise History of Euthanasia: Life, Death, God, and Medicine, A Merciful End: The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America, Suspicious Minds: The Triumph of Paranoia in Everyday Life, Keeping America Sane: Psychiatry and Eugenics in the United States and Canada, 1880-1940, and Inheriting Madness: Professionalization and Psychiatric Knowledge in 19th Century France.

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