Great and Desperate Cures: The Rise and Decline of Psychosurgery and Other Radical Treatments for Mental Illness

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Basic Books, 1986 - 338 páginas
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Chronicles the history of psychosurgery, more popularly known as lobotomy, profiles the pioneers of this treatment, and explains why opposition to this dangerous surgery was ineffective

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Review: Great and Desperate Cures

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Interesting in itself, but not a "layman's" read. Too detailed, almost a reference. Still, some really interesting factoids in there. Ler crítica na íntegra

Review: Great and Desperate Cures

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I didn't actually finish this book, but I have renewed it so many times I finally HAD to return it to the library. When I turned it in today I was on page 95, which appeared to be less than one-third ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Bizarre Illnesses Bizarre Treatment
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Anything That Holds Out Hope Should Be Tried
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Elliot S. Valenstein is emeritus professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Michigan and the author of "Blaming the Brain: The Truth about Drugs and Mental Health" and "Great and Desperate Cures,

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