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The lobotomy letters : the making of American psychosurgery /

The Lobotomy Letters gives an account of the widespread acceptance of this controversial procedure. Drawing from original correspondence penned by lobotomy patients and their families as well as from the professional papers of lobotomy pioneer and neurologist Walter Freeman, the volume reconstructs...

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Main Author: Raz, Mical.
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 2013.
Series:Rochester studies in medical history.
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Online Access:Online version
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Summary:The Lobotomy Letters gives an account of the widespread acceptance of this controversial procedure. Drawing from original correspondence penned by lobotomy patients and their 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.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 166 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-162) and index.
ISBN:9781580467940
1580467946
9781580468237
1580468233
ISSN:1526-2715
Access:JSTOR Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.