from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who treats diseases of the mind; an alienist.
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Others there are who love, and this is no ill chance, no disease of the mind and body calling for psychiater and physician.
'Ware jealousy as you would' ware wire: for it no psychiater has yet discovered a balm.
Therodore Dalrymple (Anthony Daniels) spent decades as a psychiater treating exactly this sort of family-less underclass and the general experiences are quite upsetting: