Re: terms (Psychiatrists, State,Liberty and Schizophrenia)

Sylvia T. Paldhan (
Tue, 01 Oct 1996 14:36:42 -0700

Errol Back-Cunningham wrote:
> In <> pald1208
> <> writes:
> [snip]
> >Ivan Illich's "Medical Nemesis"
> > (in which the best citation was from a study wherein
> >normal people said that they heard voices, to get admitted, and then
> were
> >perfectly normal in speech and behavior once admitted. Did them no
> good;
> >the LABEL, once applied, becomes the only reality, and all perception
> is
> >filtered through it and all action directed toward it, not the person
> or
> >the reality of the person's condition, "the personnel were unable to
> >acknowledge normal".)
> Brilliant. The custodians of the gate are themselves dysfunctional.
> Having invented the terminology required to close the gate, they
> have neglected to invent the terminology to open it...
> Errol

Dear Errol,

I love the way you write!

Tell me, are you in practice, or did you just get the degree?

Cordially, Sylvia

"Truth is mighty and will prevail."