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The lobotomist : a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness

Author: Jack El-Hai
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2005.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
El-Hai, Jack.
Lobotomist.
Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2005
(OCoLC)607585207
Named Person: Walter Freeman; Walter Freeman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack El-Hai
ISBN: 0471232920 9780471232926 0470098309 9780470098301
OCLC Number: 55845818
Description: v, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 --
Acknowledgments --
Endnotes --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Jack El-Hai.
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