The murder trials of Harry Thaw, in 1907 and 1908, and dentist Dr. Arthur Waite, in 1916, were “celebrity trials” that received widespread newspaper coverage. As such, they brought psychiatry and psychiatric diagnosis into the public’s awareness.
Ohio Academy of Medical History
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Pinta, E. R.
(2013). The Murder Trials of Harry K. Thaw (1907 and 1908) and Dr. Arthur Waite (1916) and The Perplexing Concept of “Constitutional Inferiority”. .
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