Last Resort: Psychosurgery and the Limits of Medicine

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Juni 2002



This book revisits the period in the 1940s and 1950s when many Americans were operated on for mental illness.


Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Psychiatry's renaissance; 2. Sufficient promise; 3. Certain benefit; 4. Active treatment; 5. Human salvage; 6. Localized decisions; 7. The politics of precision; 8. Medicine controlled; Epilogue and conclusion; Appendix.


' ... impressive work ... Regrettably, Pressman died shortly after finishing this work. Had he lived, he would undoubtedly have made further important contributions to medical history'. Hugh Freeman, Nature 'This history of lobotomy by Jack Pressman has been eagerly awaited ... The explanatory framework he offers is rich and rewarding ... Last Resort has impressive strengths. It is impeccably researched, and Pressman has an ear for the telling quotation.' Roy Porter, Times Higher Education Supplement 'It is impeccably researched, and Pressman has an ear for the telling quotation: and it transcends One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest caricatures to offer a balanced counter to the anti-psychiatry onslaught, seeking to understand the psycho-surgeon without providing an apologia for them.' Roy Porter, The Times Higher Education Supplement
EAN: 9780521524599
ISBN: 0521524598
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2002
Seitenanzahl: 576 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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