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The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care, by John Foot

Book of the week: Helen Bynum welcomes a study of the psychiatrist who ended the jail-like seclusion of patients

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Book review: Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs, by Lauren A. Rivera

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Book review: The Man Who Closed the Asylums, by John Foot The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care, by John Foot

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Kate Hardy pauses in her labours to reconsider our attitudes to the paid employment treadmill

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