Andy Scull received his B.A. from Oxford University, and his Ph.D. from Princeton. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania and at Princeton prior to becoming a professor at UCSD. His most recent books are: Undertaker of the Mind; Customers and Patrons of the Mad Trade: The Management of Lunacy in Eighteenth Century London; Madhouse: A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine; The Insanity of Place/The Place of Insanity; Hysteria: The Disturbing History; Madness: A Very Short Introduction. His articles have appeared in leading journals in a variety of disciplines, including British Journal of Psychiatry, Psychological Review; European Journal of Sociology; Medical History. He has held fellowships from (among others) the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Davis Center for Historical Studies, and in 1992–’93 was the president of the Society for the Social History of Medicine.