Series I
Writings, 1967-1980, undated
Boxes 1-10

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the complete, final manuscript draft of The Powers of Psychiatry, as well as an early draft of the same work titled "The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry." This draft includes 24 unique chapter manuscripts in addition to drafts of the abstract, outline, and introduction of the book. Also included are manuscripts and printed articles covering a variety of topics including eugenic sterilization, juvenile psychiatry, drug abuse, marijuana, retarded offenders, the right to die, extended life, and abortion.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
1 1 "Abraham Lincoln," (1 of 3), undated
1 2 "Abraham Lincoln," (2 of 3), undated
1 3 "Abraham Lincoln," (3 of 3), undated
1 4 "An Attempt to Cancel Consent in Electroshock Therapy," 1972
1 5 "Basic Facts About Mental Illness," 1980 March 13
1 6 "Being Human in the Brave New World: Bio-Ethical Problems and the Future," undated
1 7 Book reviews by Robitscher, 1969-1980
1 8 "Can Professionals Talk with Each Other?" 1974 April 19
1 9 "Child Psychiatry and the Law," 1978
1 10 "The Climate of Paranoia," undated
1 11 "Coerced Cures Strike Blow at Privacy Right," 1975 March 21
1 12 "The Commitment of Minors and Legal Advocacy," 1977 February 17
1 13 "Contemporary Legal Issues in Medicine and Religion," 1972 October 11
1 14 "Controversial Crusaders" manuscript, 1968
1 15 "Controversial Crusaders" printed article, 1968-1969
1 16 "Controversies in Psychiatry," 1969
2 1 "Counseling," undated
2 2 "Courts, State Hospitals, and the Right to Treatment," 1972 September
2 3 "Criminal Responsibility," 1966
2 4 Curriculum vitae, undated
2 5 "Death and Dying: New Techniques Bring New Problems," undated
2 6 "Delinquency and Therapeutic Custody," undated
2 7 "The Depressed Patient and Physician Responsibility," 1969
2 8 "The Doctor and the Advance of Medical Technology: Questions on the Frontier of Biomedical Ethics," undated
2 9 "The Doctor as an Occasional Witness," 1969
2 10 "Doctors' Privileged Communications, Public Life, and History's Rights," 1968 May
2 11 "Drug Abuse, Structure, and Society," 1968
2 12 "Drug-Taking Minors and Physician Responsibility," undated
2 13 "The Dynamics of Morality and Marihuana," undated
2 14 "Ethical Considerations in De-institutionalization," 1980 March 21
2 15 "Eugenic Sterilization: A Biomedical Intervention," manuscripts (1 of 2), undated
2 16 "Eugenic Sterilization: A Biomedical Intervention," manuscripts (2 of 2), undated
2 17 "Eugenic Sterilization: A Biomedical Intervention," manuscript, undated
2 18 "Eugenic Sterilization: A Biomedical Intervention," general material, 1971-1980, undated
2 19 "Evolving Commitment Practices-The Past Quarter Century," 1973
2 20 "Forensic Psychiatry," undated
2 21 "Hearing on the Use of Psychotropic Medicine," 1980 November 25
2 22 Henry R. Luce Chair Program, annual report, 1978-1979
2 23 "Informed Consent for Psychoanalysis," 1978 May 7
2 24 Issac Ray lecture (1 of 2), 1977 October 6
2 25 Issac Ray lecture (2 of 2), 1977 October 6
2 26 "Issues in Law and Psychiatry," 1973 March 15
3 1 "Legal Psychiatry and the Community," 1970 November 11
3 2 "Legal Standards and Their Implications Regarding Civil Commitment Procedures," 2 versions, 1974
3 3 "The Limits of Psychiatric Authority," 2 versions, [1974]
3 4 "The Many Faces of Forensic Psychiatry," undated
3 5 Marriage, Divorce, and Mental Disability," 1966 June
3 6 "Medical Limits of Criminality," 1970 November
3 7 "Mental Disability and Legal Rights," 1969
3 8 "Mental Suffering and Traumatic Neurosis," undated
3 9 "Methadone Treatment for Heroin Addicts," undated
3 10 "Morality, Marijuana, and the Law," 1969 September
3 11 "The New Face of Legal Psychiatry," 1972
3 12 "Non-Coercive Therapy," undated
3 13 "The Obligation to Die vs. the Price of Survival," undated
3 14 "Panel: Biological vs. Psychological Parenthood in Child-Custody Disputes: Implications for the Foster Care System," 1976 December 29
3 15 "Paranoia and the Nature of Man," 1971 September 7
3 16 Pennsylvania Abortion Law Commission address, 1972 February 24
3 17 Pennsylvania Hospital Annual Joint Staff Meeting address, 1972 March 21
3 18 The Powers of Psychiatry, final manuscript draft (intro-chapter 4)
3 19 The Powers of Psychiatry, final manuscript draft (chapter 5-chapter 8)
4 1 The Powers of Psychiatry, final manuscript draft (chapter 9-chapter 11)
4 2 The Powers of Psychiatry, final manuscript draft (chapter 12-chapter 15)
4 3 The Powers of Psychiatry, final manuscript draft (chapter 16-chapter 18)
4 4 The Powers of Psychiatry, final manuscript draft (chapter 19-chapter 21)
4 5 The Powers of Psychiatry, final manuscript draft (chapter 22-chapter 24)
5 1 The Powers of Psychiatry, final manuscript draft (chapter 25-footnotes)
5 2 The Powers of Psychiatry, final manuscript draft (footnotes)
5 3 The Powers of Psychiatry, "master draft" (chapter 9), 1979
5 4 The Powers of Psychiatry, "master draft" (chapter 10-16), 1979
5 5 The Powers of Psychiatry, "master draft" (chapter 17-24), 1979
5 6 The Powers of Psychiatry, "master draft" (chapter 25-index), 1979
5 7 "Predicting Dangerousness: In Whose Interest?" undated
6 1 "The Prediction of Dangerousness and the Protection of the Public," 3 copies, undated
6 2 Printed Material: Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, 1975 February; U.S. News and World Report, 1978 February 27
6 3 "Psychiatric Needs of Georgia Prisoners," 3 copies, 1974 September 14
6 4 "Psychiatry and Changing Concepts in Criminal Responsibility," 2 copies, 1967 September
6 5 "The Psychiatrist and the Juvenile Court," 1966
6 6 "Public Life and Private Information," 1967
6 7 "Pushing the Button," 2 copies, undated
6 8 "Resolved: Psychiatrists Should Not Participate in the Death Sentence Process," 1980 October 17
6 9 "Response to Ken Anderson," undated
6 10 "The Retarded Offender," 1969
6 11 "The Right of Society to Protect its Members," undated
6 12 "The Right to Die," 1972 November 30
6 13 "The Right to Treatment," 1974 August
6 14 "Robitscher Lecture I" manuscript, undated
6 15 "Robitscher Lecture II" manuscript, undated
6 16 "Sensitizing Doctors to Society Through Law," 1974 April 26
6 17 "Should Psychiatrists Get Out of the Courtroom?" 1977 December
6 18 "Social Legal Psychiatry," undated
6 19 "Some Practical Considerations in Legal Psychiatry," undated
6 20 "Special Committee on Uniform Narcotic and Hallucinogenic Drugs Act statement, 1958 July 26
6 21 "Statement of Jonas Robitscher, J.D., M.D., Meeting on Abortion," 1972 November 18
6 22 "Statutes, Law Enforcement, and the Judicial Process," 1972
6 23 "Sterilization and Abortion," 1965 October
6 24 "Three Forensic Psychiatry Programs in the Greater Philadelphia Area," 1970
6 25 "Turning From Hatred," 1971 August 22
6 26 "Two Views Through the Kaleidoscope," undated
6 27 "United Presbyterian Church Address," 1972 November 18
7 1 "Uses and Abuses," Chapter 1 draft, undated
7 2 "Uses and Abuses," Chapter 2 draft, undated
7 3 "Uses and Abuses," Chapter 4 draft, undated
7 4 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, outline and introduction, circa 1979
7 5 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 1 draft with corrections, undated
7 6 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 2 draft with corrections, undated
7 7 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 3 draft with corrections, undated
7 8 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 4 draft with corrections, undated
7 9 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 5 draft with corrections, undated
7 10 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 6 draft with corrections, undated
7 11 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 7 draft with corrections, undated
8 1 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 8 draft with corrections, undated
8 2 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 9 draft with corrections, undated
8 3 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 10 draft with corrections, undated
8 4 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 11 draft with corrections, undated
8 5 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 12 draft with corrections, undated
8 6 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 13 draft with corrections, undated
8 7 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 14 draft with corrections, undated
8 8 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 15 draft with corrections, undated
8 9 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 16 draft with corrections, undated
9 1 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 17 draft with corrections, undated
9 2 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 18 draft with corrections, undated
9 3 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 19 draft with corrections, undated
9 4 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 20 draft with corrections, undated
9 5 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 21 draft with corrections, undated
9 6 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 22 draft with corrections, undated
9 7 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 23 draft with corrections, undated
9 8 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 24 draft with corrections, undated
9 9 The Uses and Abuses of Psychiatry, Chapter 25 draft with corrections, undated
9 10 "The Villanova Papers on Discrimination Against Mental Patients and Former Mental Patients," undated
9 11 "Voluntary Imprisonment," 1965
9 12 "What to do About Marihuana," undated
9 13 "Who is Dangerous? Involuntary Psychiatric Patients and Commitment Procedures," 1976 June 8
9 14 Unidentified: "Transition-Chapter 2 final," undated
9 15 Unidentified: "Chapter 7-Labeling, Predicting, Stigmatizing," undated
10 1 Unidentified: "Chapter 8-Predicting Dangerousness," undated
10 2 Unidentified: "Chapter 9-Profiles and Automated Diagnoses; Computers; Stigma and Discrimination," undated
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