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In Memoriam: Thomas S. Szasz, MD - April, 15 1920 to September 8, 2012

Thomas Szasz was a long-time leader in criticizing his own psychiatric industry, as a psychiatrist, author, academic, speaker. (Updated 13 Sept 2012 with more links.)

Thomas S. Szasz, MD (1910 to 2012)Thomas Szasz has died suddenly at the age of 92 after a fall, on 8 September 2012. Below are some links about his life and work, listed for public educational purposes (author is responsible for content): 

 

NY Times obit by Benedict Carey:

http://www.mindfreedom.org/kb/in-memoriam/thomas-szasz/nytimes-obit-thomas-szasz

 

Szasz at International Society for Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology, Part I:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGn1MywRa4A

 

Szasz at International Society for Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology, Part II:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWIr2lEvY5Y

 

Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Szasz

 

Szasz web site by Jeffrey Schaler:

http://www.szasz.com

 

Szasz digital papers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Szasz

 

Mad in America blog about Szasz death, with opportunity to comment: 

http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/09/thomas-szasz-april-15-1920-september-8-2012/

 

Obituary in Reason magazine, with several links to works by and interviews with Szasz:

http://reason.com/blog/2012/09/11/thomas-s-szasz-relentless-freedom-fighte

 

Tribute page to add memories: 

http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/94416283

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