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Author El-Hai, Jack.

Title The lobotomist : a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness [Hoopla electronic resource] / Jack El-Hai.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2021.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 38 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Peter Lerman.
Summary 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, MD, 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.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Freeman, Walter, 1895-1972.
Neurosurgeons -- United States -- Biography.
Frontal lobotomy -- History.
Depression, Mental -- Surgery -- History.
Freeman, Walter, 1895-1972.
Added Author Lerman, Peter.
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ISBN 9781666104813 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1666104817 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT13792839
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