alienist


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alienist

An obsolete term for a
(1) Psychiatrist;
(2) Forensic psychiatrist.
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And in an even greater degree there is absolutely nothing visual as a basis for the decision of an alienist, which is the nearest parallel to this test which there is.
The names and presentation of the riots in Machado's The Alienist remind the Brazilian reader of the endless riots of this period (for example, the Quebra-Quilo) (2).
Perhaps the most famous account of mystical experience was given by the Canadian psychiatrist--or alienist as he was called then--Richard Maurice Bucke.
During a teaching visit at the University of Michigan Law School several years ago, I co-taught the criminal law course with the distinguished alienist Dr.
Viewing Harris as pivotal, Simpson examines a series of texts which focus on the detective or profiler: Patricia Cornwell's novel, From Potter's Field, Caleb Carr's novel, The Alienist, and Chris Gerolmo's 1995 cable-television film, Citizen X.
This was akeady the second time someone at Golden Spike had used the expression out there: I was reminded of the quack alienist in Heart of Darkness's sepulchral city, who measures Marlow's head with calipers before he heads "out there" to the Congo and to Kurtz.
Royce-Collard is an alienist (a primitive precursor of psychiatry) who advocates extreme, painful therapies for the mentally ill.
Williams, Noted Alienist, Succumbs at 75," Los Angeles Times, June 25, 1944, sec.
And the way in which the war-fever has seized upon Berlin seems equally to call for the services not of a physician, but of an alienist.
Knopf, 1987); Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace (Toronto: Macmillan, 1996); Caleb Carr, The Alienist (New York: Random House, 1996), and Angel of Darkness (New York: Random House, 1997).
With the appointment of a professional alienist (psychiatrist) at the state level, who actively pushed for programmatic aftercare in state institutions, social services were inaugurated at Chicago State Hospital in 1918 (Jaffary, 1942; Singer, 1919b).