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American lobotomy : a rhetorical history /

Tracing how the meanings of a barbaric surgical procedure emerged, accrued, and transformed within medicine and public culture in the U.S.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Johnson, Jenell M., 1978- (Author)
Format: Online Book
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2014]
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Table of Contents:
  • Thinking with the thalamus : the rhetoric of emotional impairment
  • Domesticated women and docile boys : lobotomy and gender in the popular press
  • Someone else : the Cold War politics of personality change
  • The rhetorical return of lobotomy : the campaign against psychosurgery
  • Not our father's lobotomy : memories of lobotomy in the new age of psychosurgery
  • How Weston State Hospital became the trans-Allegheny lunatic asylum; or, the birth of Dr. Monster
  • Epilogue : haunted history.