Over the years the pros and cons of various models of reform have been argued with Alexander Berezin, Richard Gordon, Geoffrey Hunter, and Daniel Osmond. My wife, Patricia, has provided information on the mental health care system, together with much encouragement and support. Laverne Russell kept things going through thick and thin. Jackie Jones assisted with typing. Tom Fennell, Charlotte Forsdyke, Sara Forsdyke and Richard Gordon helped revise the typescript. For chapter five, Elizabeth Barnes kindly provided her unpublished BA thesis on Romanes (Cambridge, 1998), and Anne Barrett made available correspondence from the Huxley Archive at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London.
Permissions to reproduce materials were kindly granted by the publishers of: Nature (my letter in chapter one, and quotations from Richard Koehn in chapter eleven, and John Maddox in chapter twelve), the Toronto Globe and Mail (quotation from Stephen Strauss in chapter one), the FASEB Journal (chapters three and four), the Journal of Neurochemistry (quotations from Daniel Osmond in chapters three and eleven), Accountability in Research (chapters six and ten), Medical Hypothesis (chapters seven and eight), and The Lancet (chapter nine, and quotations in chapters two and thirteen). Daniel Osmond kindly permitted inclusion of his wonderful “Malice” article in my web-page on peer review (http://post.queensu.ca/~fordsyke/peerrev.htm), where there is much further information on the issues raised in this book.