- Name: Thomas Szasz
- Born: 04/15/1920
- Died: 09/08/2012 (92 years old)
- Known for: Critique of psychiatry
- Website: http://www.szasz.com/
Thomas Stephen Szasz (// SAHSS; Hungarian: Szász Tamás István [saːs]; 15 April 1920 – 8 September 2012) was a Hungarian-American academic, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He served for most of his career as professor of psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. A distinguished lifetime fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a life member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, he was best known as a social critic of the moral and scientific foundations of psychiatry, as what he saw as the social control aims of medicine in modern society, as well as scientism. His books The Myth of Mental Illness (1961) and The Manufacture of Madness (1970) set out some of the arguments most associated with him.
Birth Name: Thomas Stephen Szasz
School: University of Cincinnati
Alias: Thomas Stephen Szasz
Birth Place: Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Death Place: Manlius, New York, U.S.
Thomas Szasz quotes :
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.Thomas Szasz
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.Thomas Szasz