Andrew Scull

Andrew Scull taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton prior to becoming a professor at UCSD. His articles have appeared in leading journals in a variety of disciplines, including British Journal of PsychiatryPsychological MedicineLancetEuropean Journal of SociologyMedical HistoryVictorian Studies, and Stanford Law Review. 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 1992-1993 was the president of the Society for the Social History of Medicine. His most recent books are Madness in Civilization: From the Bible to Freud, and from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine, and Psychiatry and Its Discontents. In the spring of 2022, Belknap Press/Harvard University Press will publish his new history of American psychiatry, Desperate Remedies: Psychiatry’s Turbulent Quest to Cure Mental Illness.