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April 16, 2000
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Symposium honored controversial psychiatrist Thomas Szasz on the occasion of his 80th birthday April 15

Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., one of the most controversial thinkers in behavioral science whose provocative 1961 text, “The Myth of Mental Illness,” revolutionized thinking about the psychiatric profession and its moral implications of its practices, was honored April 15 on the occasion of his 80th birthday with a symposium featuring remarks from psychiatrists and scholars from across the country. Szasz is professor of psychiatry emeritus at SUNY Upstate Medical University, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., author and lecturer.

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