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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

Label
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
Using the controversial neurosurgeon's notes, letters, interviews, and journals, the author chronicles the life of the scorned proponent of lobotomy, covering Dr. Walter Freeman's drive to cure depression by brain surgery and the procedure's impact on twentieth-century psychiatry
Tone
Writing style
Award
Minnesota Book Award for History, 2006.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
202039
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
El-Hai, Jack
Dewey number
  • 617.4/8/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RD594.F74
LC item number
E4 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freeman, Walter
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Frontal lobotomy
  • Depression, Mental
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness
Label
The lobotomist : a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness, Jack El-Hai
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
55845818
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 362 pages
Isbn
9780471232926
Lccn
2004014946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The lobotomist : a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness, Jack El-Hai
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
55845818
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 362 pages
Isbn
9780471232926
Lccn
2004014946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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