Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sherwin Nuland: A history of electroshock therapy

Sherwin Nuland, the surgeon and author, talks about the development of electroshock therapy as a cure for severe, life-threatening depression. Midway through, his story turns personal. It's a moving and deeply felt talk about relief, redemption, second chances.
This account is moving for me, as I run out of money late next month. Although I have done nothing wrong, having worked all my life. I was harassed at work. When that harassment threatened my students, I challenged the responsible government minister to deal with it. The rest is history.
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