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Thomas Stephen Szasz

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Dear Suzy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a remarkable man. I extend my deepest sympathy and will keep you and Larry and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. May fond memories help to ease your grief. Sincerely, Mindy Shaw-Lund (Cornell '97)

Posted by: Mindy Shaw-Lund - Tully, NY   Sep 15, 2012

Thomas Szasz is my intellectual hero. A truly great man who I believe will be treated better by a succeeding age. He exemplified the quote from Einstein that "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." The field of psychiatry today is inhabited by intelligent fools.

Posted by: Mitch Cox - Red Bank, NJ   Sep 15, 2012

The fight for human rights has lost a true leader. Thank you Mr. Szasz for dedicating your life to helping others. You will be missed.

Posted by: Krystina Bair - Seattle, WA   Sep 15, 2012

You made such a difference to me and so many psychiatric survivors worldwide Thomas Szasz. You emailed and encouraged me several times. I was so delighted to meet you in Dublin when this photo was taken in September 2007 when another amazing man Terence Mc Laughlin passed away. May you rest in peacce and may you be more powerful now and in the furure because you let the world know that so called 'mental illness' is indeed a
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Posted by: Mary Maddock - Cork, Ireland - Friend   Sep 14, 2012

I knew when I had lost the opportunity to get to know Tom through a mutual friend, I would always regret it. From that time (2008) Thomas Szasz's analytical intelligence influenced my way of thinking. I tried to make up for that void by reading and citing his work whenever I could. I also kept his moral authority included in my activism, whether consciously or subconsciously. Its not that I will never forget him; rather, I will always remember him,

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Posted by: Patrice Campion - Chicago, IL - influence   Sep 14, 2012

Thank you, Dr. Szasz, for what you have done for us. You have helped so many people and you will never be forgotten. My sympathy and support to your family and may you rest in peace.

Posted by: Marijke Brinkman-Qureshi - LOS ANGELES, CA   Sep 14, 2012

Congratulation for your work about psichiatry abuses. Thanks for help

Posted by: antonella passero - brescia   Sep 14, 2012

One of my heros... His voice will bemissed

Posted by: Angela Cerio - Staten Island, NY   Sep 14, 2012

You made a difference and changed both the course of history and individual lives. What a way to go. Menj békével, térjen vissza a Lion

Posted by: P Muller - Joburg   Sep 14, 2012

"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - George Orwell Thank you for fighting for freedom Mr. Szasz. May your legacy live forever.

Posted by: Emilija Ellen - London, NY   Sep 14, 2012