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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
supposedly to save souls. In our time psychiatrists, the
counterparts of the inquisitors, burn brains with
supposedly to save minds. Society now recognizes the
that was done fraudulently to millions of people in the
salvation centuries ago; it still doesn't recognize the
is being done fraudulently in our own time to millions of
in the name of mental health. But the conscience of
not sleep forever. Indeed, the very fact of these public
a sign of its awakening."