2020: #27 – The Geography of Madness (Frank Bures)

Despite the promising title, this book landed solidly in the “ok” column for me. I was really expecting descriptions/experiences of many different syndromes, but despite mentioning a number of cultural syndromes, both Eastern and Western, the book focuses primarily on one. The focus is koro, or suo yang, which is a syndrome where the patient thinks their genitals are disappearing, or even being stolen. A compelling topic,

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