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Title:The Power to Harm; Mind, Medicine, and Murder on Trial
Price:AUD$14.90 (about USD$11.00)
Item ID:SB00-0229291
Publisher:The Viking Press, London, 1996
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
The Viking Press, 1996, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

XII, 322 pages, last blank, preface by author, acknowledgements, sources and index. Black-and-white frontispiece of Joseph Wesbecker. Black colour boards with silver writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a medicine capsule filled with money, against a black and brown background with white and black writing on the front panel and black on the spine. The top edge of the text block is slightly dusty, otherwise the book shows no damage. In 1989 Joseph Wesbecker went into his place of work and in the space of half an hour shot 20 of his coworkers before shooting himself. He had been off from work due to mental disability for the previous 12 months and had been taking the antidepressant medication Prozac. The victim's family's took the makers of Prozac to court for compensation. They lost. "...... but soon -- and shockingly -- came to light that Lilley's [ makers of Prozac ] lawyers had made a secret deal that led to their landmark court victory. Using case documents, interviews and his own coverage of the trial, John Cornwall recreates the tragic life and death of Joe Wesbecker -- a story embedded in the crises of blue-colour life -- and offers a new perspective on the genesis of violence, on the tears in societal safety net that ani pharmacology now seems to fill, and on the struggle, in labs and Law Courts, over the definition of identity itself." -- from the front fold over blurb. . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Psychology & Psychiatry; True Crime; Journalism; ISBN: 0670867675. ISBN/EAN: 9780670867677. Inventory No: 0229291.
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