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The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness

Autor: El-Hai, Jack

Editorial: Wiley

Formato:Tapa Suave
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The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness : The Lobotomist explores one of the darkest chapters of American medicine: the desperate attempt to treat the hundreds of thousands of psychiatric patients in need of help during the middle decades of the twentieth century. Into this crisis stepped Walter Freeman, M.D., who saw a solution in lobotomy, a brain operation intended to reduce the severity of psychotic symptoms. Although many patients did not benefit from the thousands of lobotomies Freeman performed, others believed their lobotomies changed them for the better. Drawing on a rich collection of documents Freeman left behind and interviews with Freeman's family, Jack El-Hai takes a penetrating look into the life of this complex scientific genius and traces the physician's fascinating life and work.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Medicina   Historia
Ciencia   Historia
Biografía y Autobiografía   Medicina

ISBN 13:9780470098301
ISBN 10:0470098309
Formato:Tapa Suave
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:362
Tamaño:8.50" l x 5.50" w x 1.10" h
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