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Posted by: Dusty Billings-Lilien - Syracuse, NY - friend/Isobel Chessar's in-law   Sep 12, 2012

Dear Margot and Suzy, I knew you at Pebble Hill. I graduated in '69. I'm sorry you lost your father. I didn't realize his advocacy. I'm very proud of him upon reading his obituary. He's truly a marvelous man.


Posted by: Amy Hamilton - Fayetteville, NY   Sep 12, 2012

Margot,Suzy and Family, My deepest sympathies extended to each of you.


Posted by: Lorie Rakov Rudolph - Fayetteville, NY   Sep 12, 2012

Trudy and I will miss Tom's bright presence and our monthly dinners together. He was and continues to be a living inspiration, and I am sorry he will not see the next volume of my translations from Hungarian literature that he anticipated so heartily. His broad-ranging alert attention, curiosity and acute judgement will always remain for me a model to follow. John Batki Syracuse, NY


Posted by: John Batki - Syracuse, NY   Sep 12, 2012

Tom had a wonderful brilliant philosophical mind and he cherished being able to inspire others to access the same within themselves. He had a profound and positive impact on how I view my work in mental health law, studies in philosophy and psychiatry, as well as how I live my life. I often run concerns I have in my mind on a day-to-day basis through what I call the “Tom Szasz” filter prior to taking any action and I find

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Posted by: Lindsay J. Webb - La Fayette, NY   Sep 12, 2012

Whereas the body of Thomas Szasz stop working after 92 years, his gigantic intellectual contribution to society will remain alive and will continue to grow for many years if not centuries.
Thomas Szasz is the XX-XXI century Rene Descartes.
Yes, I'll miss corresponding with him, after 49 years of so doing.. Well I'll reead the notes and read one more his 35 books.
Good by Tom. Nelson.


Posted by: Nelson Borelli - Chicago, IL - Friend   Sep 12, 2012

Condolences for family and friends . This is a tragic message. I found his view on society and psychiatry enlightening already in the 70-ies. I wonder how many lives were saved by his work, writings and talks. May his successors finish his work.
The Netherlands


Posted by: O. Kruijt    Sep 12, 2012

Our sincere condolences for the family and friends of mr. Szasz. We admire his work and his endurance to expose psychiatric abuse!


Posted by: Hanneke & Willem Teunisse - Amsterdam, Holland   Sep 12, 2012

Suzy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.


Posted by: Frank Moore - Rice, VA   Sep 12, 2012

I first came across Thomas Szasz rather late in my life, with his book "Ceremonial Chemistry"; and I never looked back. There is so much I owe this great luminary and champion of human dignity and freedom, but suffice it say, that I feel myself a better human being, both humbled and personally empowered by a man who never compromised his higher principles. RIP, good Doctor.


Posted by: Christophe Welch - Ashmore, IL   Sep 12, 2012