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The Abraham Man Virtual Book Tour with R. Gregory Lande

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The mere mention of the insanity defense guarantees a lively debate. Opponents of the defense cite the loss of criminal culpability while proponents argue just as passionately that the insanity defense is the ultimate act of compassion. The protagonists would probably be quite surprised to learn that the same basic concerns consumed Americans in the nineteenth century. One factor – The Abraham Man – sowed the seeds of confusion and controversy that united the past with the present.

Some of the most celebrated civil and criminal trials in American history were argued under the shadow of the Abraham Man. The detailed stories of long forgotten legal cases bring the antics of the Abraham Man to life. Through the process, readers will follow the careers of notable Civil War era surgeons whose post-war professional development shaped the future of modern mental health care.

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 Some of the most celebrated civil and criminal trials in American history were argued under the shadow of the Abraham Man. Readers will delight in the detailed stories of long forgotten legal cases which bring the antics of the Abraham Man to life. Through the process, readers will follow the careers of notable Civil War surgeons whose post-war professional development shaped the future of modern mental health care. In addition, the reader will learn about the promise of the asylum movement, prominent practitioners of the era, the politics, and eventual decline of institutional mental health care.

Both readers and libraries will find The Abraham Man a refreshing, authoritative text replete with primary source documentation. The engaging narrative deftly weaves the history of science in the 19th century with evolving trends in legal practice. Throughout this period, the budding relationship between doctors and lawyers fashioned the foundation of modern medical legal practice. At every step along the path the Abraham Man sowed confusion and controversy, paradoxically contributing to more rigorous medical practice.

The book will clearly tap into the public’s modern fascination with forensic medicine. Professional readers, such as lawyers, doctors, and psychologists, will find The Abraham Man a valuable historical reference which still rings true after 150 years. Civil War aficionados will discover a fresh perspective and “the rest of the story” about some famous soldiers. Medical history buffs will be enlightened by the devices and stratagems doctors employed to uncover malingering, in many cases the forerunners of modern diagnostic technologies.

Purchase online at: http://www.amazon.com/R.-Gregory-Lande/e/B001H9TEZ0

 About the author:

 R. Gregory Lande, DO is a physician and retired US Army Medical Corps Officer. Dr. Lande completed his medical education at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Lande was commissioned an officer in the US Army. During his career in the military, Dr. Lande was active in a wide variety of clinical, academic and administrative positions. Upon leaving the US Army as a full colonel, Dr. Lande was awarded the Legion of Merit recognizing his career contributions. The next phase of his career involved administrative positions in hospital management, research, and teaching at various civilian facilities. Dr. Lande is the author of numerous medical and historical works. He lectures widely on both subjects.

Visit Dr. Lande online at http://www.medicallegalhistory.com/

The Abraham Man Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, February 4th

Book spotlight at The Busy Mom’s Daily

Tuesday, February 5th

Interview at Pump Up Your Book

Wednesday, February 6th

Interview at Blogcritics

Thursday, February 7th

Interview at Examiner

Monday, February 11th

Book spotlight at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, February 12th

Guest post at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, February 13th

Interview at Paperback Writer

Thursday, February 14th

Book spotlight at As the Pages Turn

Friday, February 15th

Interview at As the Pages Turn

Wednesday, February 20th

Interview at Divine Caroline

Thursday, February 21st

Book spotlight at Bluebell Books

Monday, February 25th

Interview at American Chronicle

Wednesday, February 27th

First Chapter Review at The Book Connection

Friday March 1st

Guest post at Lori’s Reading Corner

Monday, March 4th

Interview at Broowaha

Wednesday, March 6th

Book review at Review from Here

Thursday, March 7th

Book spotlight at RedRoom

Monday, March 11th

Book spotlight at Pump Up Your Books, Blurbs n’ Bytes

Tuesday, March 12th

Book review at WV Stitcher

Wednesday, March 13th

Guest post at Literal Exposure

Thursday, March 14th

Book spotlight at Marilyn’s Musings

Monday, March 18th

Book spotlight at The Book Rack

Wednesday, March 20th

Book review at Coffee and A Keyboard

Friday, March 22nd

Book review at The Book Connection

Monday, March 25th

Book review at The Self-Taught Cook

Tuesday, March 26th

Book spotlight at Thoughts in Progress

TBD: Guest post at The Writer’s Forensics Blog

TBD: Guest post at In the News: Forensic psychology, criminology, and psychology law

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