The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and his Tragic Quest to rid the World of Mental Illness download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jack El Hai

The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and his Tragic Quest to rid the World of Mental Illness download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jack El Hai year 2007
  • Book name: The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and his Tragic Quest to rid the World of Mental Illness
  • Author: Jack El Hai
  • Release date: 2007/8/9
  • Publisher: JOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Medical
  • ISBN: 9780470098301
  • Rating: 8.87 of 10
  • Votes: 626
  • Review by: Sofia Kimball
  • Review rating: 8.55 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/26
  • Total pages: 372
  • Includes a PDF summary of 36 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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. Drawing on Freeman's documents and interviews with Freeman's family, Jack El-Hai takes a penetrating look at the life and work of this complex scientific genius. 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 25H49M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, History Of Medicine, Biography: Science, Technology & Engineering, Neurosurgery, History Of Science
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.71 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x215x20mm
  • Weight: 508g
  • Printed by: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Published in: Chichester, United Kingdom
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