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Leonard Roy Frank, Testimony at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' Third Electroshock Hearing, Feb 5, 1991. (Author of The History Of Shock Treatment)

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"In the middle ages, the inquisitors burned bodies at the stake

supposedly to save souls. In our time psychiatrists, the modern

 counterparts of the inquisitors, burn brains with electroshock

supposedly to save minds. Society now recognizes the violence

that was done fraudulently to millions of people in the name of

salvation centuries ago; it still doesn't recognize the violence that

is being done fraudulently in our own time to millions of people

in the name of mental health. But the conscience of society will

not sleep forever. Indeed, the very fact of these public hearings is

a sign of its awakening."