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Laing discussed the relationship between experience and scientific fact. He reviewed the psychoanalytic literature on psychological life before birth. Laing's themes about intrauterine life are not always easy to follow and the book unfortunately still fails to provide a coherent account of this aspect of his work. Laing's last published book was his memoir Wisdom, madness and folly (Laing, 1985). It reinforced how mainstream psychiatry tends to avoid the patient as a person. He repeated the disclaimer he had made several times previously about not being an anti-psychiatrist but conceded that he agreed with the anti-psychiatric thesis that 'by and large psychiatry functions to exclude and repress those elements society wants excluded and repressed'.

However, the population peak was still earlier (1963) than in some other European countries (Goodwin, 1997). Law 180 was passed by the Italian parliament in May 1978. Basaglia was the principal architect of the new law. It prevented new admissions to existing mental hospitals and decreed a shift of perspective from segregation and control in the asylum to treatment and rehabilitation in society. A maximum of 15 beds was to be provided in Diagnosis and Treatment units in general hospitals. Evaluation of the implementation of law 180 has been controversial (Ramon, 1989).

Following Foucault (1967), Cooper saw madness as only excluded from society after the European renaissance, controlled on behalf of the new bourgeois state. Schizophrenia must be understood as interpersonal. It, therefore, has a semantic reality even if it does not exist as a nosological entity. It is also the label for a certain social role. Historical Perspectives on Anti-psychiatry 27 Joseph Berke Joseph Berke is an American physician who came to the UK to work with RD. Laing. Initially he spent time at Dingleton hospital in Scotland with Maxwell Jones.

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