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Author Noël, Barbara.

Title You must be dreaming / Barbara Noël, with Kathryn Watterson.

Publication Info. New York : Poseidon Press, [1992]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.883 N682    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  362.883 NOEL    Check Shelf
Description 333 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [324]-331).
Summary When Barbara Noel first went to Dr. Jules Masserman, he predicted she'd be cured of her performance anxiety within two years. But after six months, he injected her with a barbiturate to help her "overcome her resistance to the truth" of what was bothering her. He gave her that drug for the next eighteen years - until the harrowing day she awakened from a drugged sleep to find herself being raped by the man she trusted most. This spellbinding, chilling story tells how a bright, articulate woman spent years under the sway of the cunning psychiatrist who used her for his sexual purposes. Step by riveting step, in a series of revelations about the secret lives of both doctor and patient, Barbara Noel relives her battle to understand herself and to bring Dr. Jules Masserman to justice for his sexual and ethical betrayals. It wasn't an easy battle. Jules Masserman was considered "Psychiatry's Ambassador to the World." As past president of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, as well as chairman of psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School, he seemed invincible. But Barbara Noel wasn't alone. Jules Masserman had other accusers. Many of them. Nevertheless, Dr. Masserman still categorically denies any wrongdoing and has never been charged with a criminal offense or lost a civil suit, although his insurance company has settled out of court with several of his accusers. An exclusive interview with him is included in the Afterword of this book. From its shocking beginning to its haunting conclusion, You Must Be Dreaming is a suspenseful journey into the psyche of a young woman who fell victim to the hidden, twisted heart of a brilliant and charming man. It is also an important and critical expose of one of medicine's darkest secrets - the rogue doctor who holds raw power over patients he considers little more than human guinea pigs.
Contents My early training -- Under the influence -- Back to the beginning -- In good hands -- The Amytal interview -- Blind trust -- No way out -- Out of bounds -- At the heart of the problem -- Medical treason -- The singer v. the psychiatrist -- Above suspicion -- Facing the perpetrator -- Starting again -- Pieces begin to fall into place -- Admitting my addictions -- The case goes public -- License to rape -- Uncovering my own mystery -- Above the law -- A final verdict.
Subject Noël, Barbara.
Sexually abused patients -- United States -- Biography.
Masserman, Jules H. (Jules Homan), 1905-1994.
Psychiatrists -- Professional ethics -- United States -- Case studies.
Noël, Barbara.
Masserman, Jules H. (Jules Homan), 1905-1994.
Physician-Patient Relations -- Personal Narratives.
Ethics, Medical -- Personal Narratives.
Child Abuse, Sexual -- Personal Narratives.
Added Author Watterson, Kathryn, 1942-
Other Form: Online version: Noël, Barbara. You must be dreaming. New York : Poseidon Press, c1992 (OCoLC)610162460
ISBN 0671741535
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