“Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.” – Thomas Szasz
Dr. Thomas Szasz recently celebrated his 92 birthday. He hasn’t slowed down a bit.
Born to Jewish parents in Budapest, Hungary, on April 15, 1920, young Thomas moved to the United States when he was 18 years old. He was awarded his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, and he did his residency at Cincinnati General Hospital. Since then – except for the 24 months he served on active duty in the United States Navy – Szasz has been an historic – and heroic – figure in the continuing battle to bring common sense back to psychiatry. He has written dozens of books and papers revealing this false “science.” You can see more of his lifelong works at his website here.
“Men are afraid to rock the boat in which they hope to drift safely through life’s currents, when, actually, the boat is stuck on a sandbar. They would be better off to rock the boat and try to shake it loose.” – Thomas Szasz
Dr. Szasz wrote his first exposé – The Myth of Mental Illness – in 1960. He has written dozens of books and papers in the past half century. Perhaps you’d like to hear from him directly. Below is a 3-minute video of Dr. Thomas Szasz:
Since 1990 Dr. Szasz has been Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York and the leading critic of “modern” psychiatry. On behalf of like-minded colleagues and nonprofessionals, Dr. Szasz, we salute you.
“People often say that this person is or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something one creates.” – Thomas Szasz