In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Jonathan Sadowsky, the Theodore J. Castele Professor of Medical History at Case Western Reserve University. In addition to his work as an academic, Dr. Sadowsky has written three books, the most recent being The Empire of Depression: A New History. He also has an upcoming publication from Routledge Press entitled Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy.
Dr. Sadowsky engages with a variety of interesting topics, including his primary concentration: the history of psychiatry in Africa and the United States. Although he didn’t expect to dive so deep into this research area, his background in African history paved the way for his immense fascination with mental illnesses – specifically how they are quantified and treated across time and cultures…
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