The Lobotomy Letters (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Antal sidor
University of Rochester Press
4 b/w.
229 x 152 x 10 mm
272 g
Antal komponenter
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
The Lobotomy Letters (häftad)

The Lobotomy Letters

The Making of American Psychosurgery

Häftad Engelska, 2015-04-01
  • Skickas inom 7-10 vardagar.
  • Gratis frakt inom Sverige över 159 kr för privatpersoner.
The rise and widespread acceptance of psychosurgery constitutes one of the most troubling chapters in the history of modern medicine. By the late 1950s, tens of thousands of Americans had been lobotomized as treatment for a host of psychiatric disorders. Though the procedure would later be decried as devastating and grossly unscientific, many patients, families, and physicians reported veritable improvement from the surgery; some patients were even considered cured. The Lobotomy Letters gives an account of why this controversial procedure was sanctioned by psychiatrists and doctors of modern medicine. Drawing from original correspondence penned by lobotomy patients andtheir families as well as from the professional papers of lobotomy pioneer and neurologist Walter Freeman, the volume reconstructs how physicians, patients, and their families viewed lobotomy and analyzes the reasons for its overwhelming use. Mical Raz, MD/PhD, is a physician and historian of medicine.
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. The Lobotomy Letters
  2. +
  3. Abusive Policies

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt Abusive Policies av Mical Raz (inbunden).

Köp båda 2 för 1457 kr


Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Fler böcker av Mical Raz

  • What's Wrong with the Poor?

    Mical Raz

    In the 1960s, policymakers and mental health experts joined forces to participate in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. In her insightful interdisciplinary history, physician and historian Mical Raz examines the interplay between psychiatr...

  • Abusive Policies

    Mical Raz

    In the early 1970s, a new wave of public service announcements urged parents to "help end an American tradition" of child abuse. The message, relayed repeatedly over television and radio, urged abusive parents to seek help. Support group...

Recensioner i media

If you have read Jack Pressman's Last Resort, you may have concluded that you had read all you need to about the history of lobotomy. Mical Raz's book will make you think again. Through a close and thoughtful examination of lobotomist Walter Freeman, and especially his relations with patients, Raz has made a major contribution. * BULLETIN OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE * This volume provides a novel perspective on Walter Freeman's early training, linking it convincingly to his later professional practices and views. Highlighting that the efficacy of medical procedures is a complex and to some degree context-bound business, Raz's work is an important contribution to the history of twentieth-century American psychiatry. -- Andrew Scull, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Science Studies, University of California, San Diego


Introduction From French Neurology to American Lobotomy Locating Holism Between the Ego and the Ice Pick An Active Docility: Reconstructing the Clinical Encounter A Surgically Induced Childhood Lobotomized, in Good Working Condition Conclusion Notes Index