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Dr Mukti and Other Tales of Woe

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:650
  1. Piyal Sen, lead consultant, men's services, and consultant forensic psychiatrist
  1. Blenheim Secure Services, Chadwick Lodge, Milton Keynes

    Will Self is no friend of the psychiatric establishment. He paints psychiatrists as flawed, power crazed narcissists whose only mission in life is to use patients as guinea pigs for crazy treatment experiments. The sole aim of these experiments is to advance the fame of the psychiatrist among his equally crazy peers.

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    Will Self

    Bloomsbury, £15.99, pp 272 ISBN 0 7475 6531 7

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    One of these caricatures is Zack Busner, a Jewish psychiatrist who dreams up various experiments such as the Concept House (where patients and therapists live together in a communal home and treat …

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