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The Resource The lobotomist : a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness, Jack El-Hai

The lobotomist : a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness, Jack El-Hai

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The lobotomist : a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness
Title
The lobotomist
Title remainder
a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness
Statement of responsibility
Jack El-Hai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dr. Walter J. Freeman ranks as one of the most scorned physicians of the 20th century, widely remembered as a loose cannon who worked beyond the boundaries of acceptable medical practice. Yet many of the most important medical figures during his time lent their support to his work, effectively pulling lobotomy--the operation that made him famous--into the mainstream. Many of his patients observed how their lobotomies had changed them for the better. So how is it that both physicians and patients supported a procedure that today seems outrageous, even barbaric? This book takes a penetrating look into the life of a complex scientific genius who defies easy description, a brilliant but flawed figure who tried to rescue people once deemed incurable from permanent institutionalization.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
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El-Hai, Jack
Dewey number
617.48092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Freeman, Walter
  • Freeman, Walter
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Frontal lobotomy
  • Depression, Mental
  • Physicians
  • Psychosurgery
  • History, 20th Century
  • Mental Disorders
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Mütter Museum [Donor] (CPP)
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The lobotomist : a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness, Jack El-Hai
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 316-354) and index
Contents
Prologue -- September 1936 -- Rittenhouse Square -- The education of a lobotomist -- In the hospital wards -- A perfect partner -- Refining lobotomy -- Lines of battle -- Life and death -- Waterfall -- Fame -- Road warrior -- Leaving home -- Decline -- Ghost -- Acknowledgements -- Endnotes -- Bibliography
Control code
000150534
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
v, 362 p.
Isbn
9780470098301
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Presented by Mütter Museum.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 150534
  • 157029
  • (OCoLC)ocm76798153
  • (OCoLC)76798153
Label
The lobotomist : a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness, Jack El-Hai
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 316-354) and index
Contents
Prologue -- September 1936 -- Rittenhouse Square -- The education of a lobotomist -- In the hospital wards -- A perfect partner -- Refining lobotomy -- Lines of battle -- Life and death -- Waterfall -- Fame -- Road warrior -- Leaving home -- Decline -- Ghost -- Acknowledgements -- Endnotes -- Bibliography
Control code
000150534
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
v, 362 p.
Isbn
9780470098301
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Presented by Mütter Museum.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 150534
  • 157029
  • (OCoLC)ocm76798153
  • (OCoLC)76798153

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