Carpenter, William T.

Carpenter, William T.

(1936–  ) psychiatrist; born in Jacksonville, Fla. His major professional interest since about 1966 was schizophrenia, which he approached within the context of a broad medical model, integrating biological, psychological, and social data. He provided expert testimony in the U.S. Government v. John Hinckley case, and studied the political use of psychiatry in the Soviet Union (1989).
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