The Baxstrom Affair and Psychiatry

    Volume 24, Issue 3 (July 1979)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 July 1979

    Page Count: 10

    Tanay, E
    Clinical professor of psychiatry, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich


    Innumerable articles cite the Baxstrom case and the subsequent release or transfer of certain groups of patients as proof that psychiatrists predict dangerousness and do so without validity. The work of Dr. Steadman and Dr. Cocozza is the most frequent reference cited.

    Paper ID: JFS10886J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10886J

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    Title The Baxstrom Affair and Psychiatry
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30