Robert Whitaker

ROBERT WHITAKER is the author of "Mad in America, The Mapmaker's Wife, "and "On the Laps of Gods, "all of which won recognition as "notable books" of the year. His newspaper and magazine articles on the mentally ill and the pharmaceutical industry have garnered several national awards, including a George Polk Award for medical writing and a National Association of Science Writers Award for best magazine article. A series he cowrote for the "Boston Globe "on the abuse of mental patients in...See more