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My Lobotomy

Author : Howard Dully,Charles Fleming
Publisher : Crown
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2007-09-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307407672

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My Lobotomy by Howard Dully,Charles Fleming Pdf

In this heartfelt memoir from one of the youngest recipients of the transorbital lobotamy, Howard Dully shares the story of a painfully dysfunctional childhood, a misspent youth, his struggle to claim the life that was taken from him, and his redemption. At twelve, Howard Dully was guilty of the same crimes as other boys his age: he was moody and messy, rambunctious with his brothers, contrary just to prove a point, and perpetually at odds with his parents. Yet somehow, this normal boy became one of the youngest people on whom Dr. Walter Freeman performed his barbaric transorbital—or ice pick—lobotomy. Abandoned by his family within a year of the surgery, Howard spent his teen years in mental institutions, his twenties in jail, and his thirties in a bottle. It wasn’t until he was in his forties that Howard began to pull his life together. But even as he began to live the “normal” life he had been denied, Howard struggled with one question: Why? There were only three people who would know the truth: Freeman, the man who performed the procedure; Lou, his cold and demanding stepmother who brought Howard to the doctor’s attention; and his father, Rodney. Of the three, only Rodney, the man who hadn’t intervened on his son’s behalf, was still living. Time was running out. Stable and happy for the first time in decades, Howard began to search for answers. Through his research, Howard met other lobotomy patients and their families, talked with one of Freeman’s sons about his father’s controversial life’s work, and confronted Rodney about his complicity. And, in the archive where the doctor’s files are stored, he finally came face to face with the truth. Revealing what happened to a child no one—not his father, not the medical community, not the state—was willing to protect, My Lobotomy exposes a shameful chapter in the history of the treatment of mental illness. Yet, ultimately, this is a powerful and moving chronicle of the life of one man.

American Lobotomy

Author : Jenell Johnson
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Page : 235 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2014-10-17
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9780472119448

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


Author : Dee Dee Ramone,Veronica Kofman
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 310 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2016-03-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780306824999

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Lobotomy by Dee Dee Ramone,Veronica Kofman Pdf

Lobotomy is a lurid and unlikely temperance tract from the underbelly of rock 'n' roll. Taking readers on a wild rollercoaster ride from his crazy childhood in Berlin and Munich to his lonely methadone-soaked stay at a cheap hotel in Earl's Court and newfound peace on the straight and narrow, Dee Dee Ramone catapults readers into the raw world of sex, addiction, and two-minute songs. It isn't pretty. With the velocity of a Ramones song, Lobotomy rockets from nights at CBGB's to the breakup of the Ramones' happy family with an unrelenting backbeat of hate and squalor: his girlfriend ODs; drug buddy Johnny Thunders steals his ode to heroin, "Chinese Rock"; Sid Vicious shoots up using toilet water; and a pistol-wielding Phil Spector holds the band hostage in Beverly Hills. Hey! Ho! Let's go!

The Lobotomist

Author : Jack El-Hai
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 374 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2007-02-09
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780470098301

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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, M.D., 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. 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, M.D., who saw a solution in lobotomy, a brain operation intended to reduce the severity of psychotic symptoms. Although many patients did not benefit from the thousands of lobotomies Freeman performed, others believed their lobotomies changed them for the better. Drawing on a rich collection of documents Freeman left behind and interviews with Freeman's family, Jack El-Hai takes a penetrating look into the life of this complex scientific genius and traces the physician's fascinating life and work.

Lobotomy Nation

Author : Jesper Vaczy Kragh
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 457 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2021-10-09
Category : History
ISBN : 9783030653064

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This book tells the story of one of medicine’s most (in)famous treatments: the neurosurgical operation commonly known as lobotomy. Invented by Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz in 1935, lobotomy or psychosurgery became widely used in a number of countries, including Denmark, where the treatment had a major breakthrough. In fact, evidence suggests that more lobotomies were performed in Denmark than any other country. However, the reason behind this unofficial world record has not yet been fully understood. Lobotomy Nation traces the history of psychosurgery and its ties to other psychiatric treatments such as malaria fever therapy, Cardiazol shock and insulin coma therapy, but it also situates lobotomy within a broader context. The book argues that the rise and fall of lobotomy is not just a story about psychiatry, it is also about society, culture and interventions towards vulnerable groups in the 20th century.

Patient H.M.

Author : Luke Dittrich
Publisher : Random House
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2016-08-09
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780679643807

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“Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King”* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M. For readers of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks comes a story that has much to teach us about our relentless pursuit of knowledge. Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • New York Post • NPR • The Economist • New York • Wired • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage In 1953, a twenty-seven-year-old factory worker named Henry Molaison—who suffered from severe epilepsy—received a radical new version of the then-common lobotomy, targeting the most mysterious structures in the brain. The operation failed to eliminate Henry’s seizures, but it did have an unintended effect: Henry was left profoundly amnesic, unable to create long-term memories. Over the next sixty years, Patient H.M., as Henry was known, became the most studied individual in the history of neuroscience, a human guinea pig who would teach us much of what we know about memory today. Patient H.M. is, at times, a deeply personal journey. Dittrich’s grandfather was the brilliant, morally complex surgeon who operated on Molaison—and thousands of other patients. The author’s investigation into the dark roots of modern memory science ultimately forces him to confront unsettling secrets in his own family history, and to reveal the tragedy that fueled his grandfather’s relentless experimentation—experimentation that would revolutionize our understanding of ourselves. Dittrich uses the case of Patient H.M. as a starting point for a kaleidoscopic journey, one that moves from the first recorded brain surgeries in ancient Egypt to the cutting-edge laboratories of MIT. He takes readers inside the old asylums and operating theaters where psychosurgeons, as they called themselves, conducted their human experiments, and behind the scenes of a bitter custody battle over the ownership of the most important brain in the world. Patient H.M. combines the best of biography, memoir, and science journalism to create a haunting, endlessly fascinating story, one that reveals the wondrous and devastating things that can happen when hubris, ambition, and human imperfection collide. “An exciting, artful blend of family and medical history.”—The New York Times *Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Icepick Surgeon

Author : Sam Kean
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 383 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2021-07-13
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9780316496520

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From a New York Times bestselling author comes the gripping, untold history of science's darkest secrets, "a fascinating book [that] deserves a wide audience" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Science is a force for good in the world—at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Under this spell, knowledge isn’t everything, it’s the only thing—no matter the cost. Bestselling author Sam Kean tells the true story of what happens when unfettered ambition pushes otherwise rational men and women to cross the line in the name of science, trampling ethical boundaries and often committing crimes in the process. The Icepick Surgeon masterfully guides the reader across two thousand years of history, beginning with Cleopatra’s dark deeds in ancient Egypt. The book reveals the origins of much of modern science in the transatlantic slave trade of the 1700s, as well as Thomas Edison’s mercenary support of the electric chair and the warped logic of the spies who infiltrated the Manhattan Project. But the sins of science aren’t all safely buried in the past. Many of them, Kean reminds us, still affect us today. We can draw direct lines from the medical abuses of Tuskegee and Nazi Germany to current vaccine hesitancy, and connect icepick lobotomies from the 1950s to the contemporary failings of mental-health care. Kean even takes us into the future, when advanced computers and genetic engineering could unleash whole new ways to do one another wrong. Unflinching, and exhilarating to the last page, The Icepick Surgeon fuses the drama of scientific discovery with the illicit thrill of a true-crime tale. With his trademark wit and precision, Kean shows that, while science has done more good than harm in the world, rogue scientists do exist, and when we sacrifice morals for progress, we often end up with neither.

Messing with My Head

Author : Howard Dully,Charles Fleming
Publisher : Random House
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Frontal lobotomy
ISBN : 9780091922139

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Howard Dully was 12 years old when he was given a lobotomy. In this text he shares the story of a painfully dysfunctional childhood, a misspent youth, his struggle to claim the life that was taken from him, and his redemption.

Grt & Desperate Cures

Author : Elliot S. Valenstein
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 360 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 1986-05-11
Category : Medical
ISBN : UOM:39015036213927

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The Lobotomy Letters

Author : Mical Raz
Publisher : University Rochester Press
Page : 180 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781580464499

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The rise and widespread acceptance of psychosurgery constitutes one of the most troubling chapters in the history of modern medicine. By the late 1950s, tens of thousands of Americans had been lobotomized as treatment for a host of psychiatric disorders. Though the procedure would later be decried as devastating and grossly unscientific, many patients, families, and physicians reported veritable improvement from the surgery; some patients were even considered cured. The Lobotomy Letters gives an account of why this controversial procedure was sanctioned by psychiatrists and doctors of modern medicine. 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. Mical Raz, MD/PhD, is a physician and historian of medicine.

Psychosurgery in the Treatment of Mental Disorders and Intractable Pain

Author : Walter Freeman,James Winston Watts
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 642 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1950
Category : Brain
ISBN : UOM:39015000850209

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Kid Lobotomy, Vol. 1: A Lad Insane

Author : Peter Milligan
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2018-06-19
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781684052448

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Come as you are, leave as someone else. In the winding hallways of The Suites, anything can happen--whether you like it or not! Join Kid, the proprietor of this fine hotel, as he tries to hold on to his father's business--and his own sanity. Kid, as he's affectionately referred to, is the youngest child of Big Daddy, an aging hotelier with more than his fair share of dark secrets tucked into the corners of the crown jewel of his empire: The Suites, where the guests are in danger of losing much more than their luggage. See, Kid has shed a few (okay, more than a few) brain cells in his day, which naturally makes him qualified to perform a lobotomy or two. And why let those brain bits go to waste when he can use them to help--or unwittingly harm--his patients? Ultimately, Kid hopes to restore some of his sanity. But can he navigate his sister's devious plotting, vivid hallucinations, and his own crumbling mental state to uncover the truth about his cursed lineage and face what runs rampant throughout the torturous hotel hallways? Simply put, you've never read anything like this. You won't be able to look away. Collects issues #1-6 of the ongoing series.

The Do-It-Yourself Lobotomy

Author : Tom Monahan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 275 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2002-10-24
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780471263753

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In der modernen Unternehmenswelt gehören kreative und originelle Ideen zum wesentlichen Bestandteil der Markenstrategie. "The Do-it-Yourself Lobotomy" beschreibt sichere Methoden, wie man den Kopf frei bekommt, und wie man sich selbst und andere zu aktiver Kreativität inspiriert. Bei den von Autor Tom Monahan entwickelten Techniken, darunter auch seine '180-degree ThinkingTM'- und 100 MPH-Methode, handelt es sich um leicht anzuwendende Strategien, mit deren Hilfe neue Ideen freigesetzt, kreative Produktentwicklung und das Erstellen kreativer Werbe- und Marketingpläne erleichtert werden. Hier lernen Sie, wie Sie sich mit Hilfe von kreativem Denken und erprobten Techniken bei der Entwicklung neuer Produkte und Dienstleistungen, Namen, Werbeideen und kundenorientierten Lösungen einen Wettbewerbsvorteil verschaffen, Am Beispiel von Unternehmen wie z.B. McDonald's, VIACOM und ABC Sports demonstriert Monahan anschaulich, wie diese Techniken funktionieren. Ein Band aus der bekannten 'Adweek'-Reihe. Autor Tom Monahan ist ein absoluter Experte auf diesem Gebiet. Der ehemalige Creative Director und Mitbegründer der Leonard Monahan Werbeagentur ist heute als führender Consultant in Sachen Creative Thinking tätig. Als President und Head Coach der Before and After Inc. zählt er Unternehmen wie Conde Nast, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post und Putnam Investments zu seinen Stammkunden.

Current List of Medical Literature

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1484 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 1952-07
Category : Medicine
ISBN : CORNELL:31924065122198

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Includes section, "Recent book acquisitions" (varies: Recent United States publications) formerly published separately by the U.S. Army Medical Library.


Author : David Shutts
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 1982
Category : Frontal lobotomy
ISBN : UOM:39015000866973

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Freeman, Walter J. / Lobotomie.