Divisions among the "Disabled"; Footnote to Marta Russell

jf noonan jfn1 at msc.com
Thu Jun 18 12:47:38 PDT 1998

On Thu, 18 Jun 1998, Carrol Cox wrote:

> There are social symptoms; there are social responses; there are
> multitudinous smaller and larger disfunctions of the brain generated by
> multitudinous complexes of causes -- social, genetic, traumatic; one could
> fill a several hundred pages listing various causes and complications of
> the human organism. One not only could do that without using the term
> "psychological" or any synonym but one had damn well better do it if one
> is to keep either one's medical or one's social thought coherent.

So your argument is that there is no such thing as psychology? Or, further, what used to be called psychology is biology and/or chemistry alone?

> Carrol
> The term "hysteria" is as outmoded as spontaneous combustin.


Joseph Noonan jfn1 at msc.com

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