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

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

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Procura do Utilizador  - Stephanie - Goodreads

A detailed history of the rise and decline of psychosurgery, mostly focusing on lobotomy. Some gut-wrenching details that left me reading in fascinated horror, and ultimately with huge amounts of pity ... Ler crítica na íntegra


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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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