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a psychiatrist and specialist in the legal aspects of mental illness

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Take the instance of an alienist, your honor, when he is put on the stand.
Cargnello (2005) gives a critical account of distances in psychiatry and as a provocation he renames the role of the psychiatrist as the one of the alienist.
Europe has followed but tardily; Freud, the Austrian Alienist, has been a notable exception to the self-sufficiency of that effete continent, which was only beginning to discover the American school, when the war broke out and threw that continent back for decades.
In his work, published in The Alienist and Neurologist, Dr.
An alienist is a psychiatrist, especially one who has been accepted by a court to assess mental competence of those appearing in a court case.
The book I chose was "The Alienist," by Caleb Carr.
In any case, if the Belgian alienist is right to stress that the "the changes take place inside," Conrad also reminds us that the phantom of mimesis haunts not only at the heart of the psychic lives of subjects, but also the dominant mass-culture that is responsible for shaping mass-opinions in the first place (Heart 15).
Hyde is the manifestation of Jekyll's 'vice-disease', the compound term coined by the Edinburgh alienist Thomas Clouston to describe a form of mental illness that was largely predetermined by character.
Hoffmann's "most supernatural and fugitive comic conceptions" (164) which are often like visions of a drunken man, have a very conspicuous moral meaning; you might imagine that you had to do with the profoundest type of physiologist or alienist who was amusing himself with clothing his deep wisdom in poetic forms, like a learned man who might speak in parables or allegories" (164).
14), the preoccupation with money was also a fit subject for the alienist.
Because of this, the agitprop and alienist techniques used by European playwrights morphed into a more naturalistic, emotional drama that tugged at the heart strings rather than encourage viewers to lift their fists in protest and revolution.
Robertson makes the convincing point that, because Bucke slowly began to see he would never cure those under his care, his true vocation became Walt Whitman: "In his professional life as physician and alienist he had been unsuccessful in his efforts to cure mental illness and had fallen into an unsatisfying role as an institutional administrator.
Machado's story The Alienist draws its ironic effects from these reforms situated between 1845 and the 1880s (the recognition of the Bill Aberdeen, the 1871 Law freeing newborn children of slaves (Lei do Ventre livre) and 1883 Confederacao Abolicionista), during which the so-called Liberals (mainly the big landowners defending their 'democratic' privileges) were fighting Imperial efforts for abolition, economic and political reforms.
This is the case, for instance, in novels such as Caleb Carr's The Alienist, Donald James' The Fortune Teller, Ian Rankin's Tooth & Nail or Val McDermid's The Mermaids Singing (1999).
Degenerationists such as Max Nordau and the alienist who founded Britain's premier psychiatric institution, Henry Maudsley, were as irresistibly in vogue among the intelligentsia of the time as, say, Edward Said at a later date.