A Visionary Madness: The Case of James Tilly Matthews and the Influencing Machine


(North Atlantic Books, 2014) by Mike Jay

Through a study of James Tilly Matthews, a man who believed himself to be under the influence of a machine that could read and control his mind, this book provides a wider look at 18th-century psychiatry and the social upheaval of which defined the time.

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