The Lobotomist by Jack El-Hai audiobook

The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness

By Jack El-Hai
Read by Peter Lerman

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200157273

  • ISBN: 9798200157266

  • ISBN: 9798200157280

Runtime: 15.64 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

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.

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Author Bio: Jack El-Hai

Author Bio: Jack El-Hai

Jack El-Hai is the former executive vice president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and a winner of the June Roth Memorial Award for Medical Journalism. A contributor to the Atlantic, the Washington Post Magazine, American Heritage, and numerous other publications, he lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 15.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English