Lobotomy Nation

Lobotomy Nation

Despite similarities between lobotomy and other forms of intervention, there were also significant differences. Unlike castration and sterilisation, lobotomy was not an integral part of the welfare state project, not a procedure with a ...

Author: Jesper Vaczy Kragh

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030653064

Category: History

Page: 456

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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.
Categories: History

American Lobotomy

American Lobotomy

“House of Delegates Votes Consent That State Seek Hospital at Martinsburg.” Charleston Gazette, February 9. Corrigan, Maureen. 2011. “The Sad Lesson of 'Body Snatchers': People Change.” Fresh Air, October 17. National Public Radio.

Author: Jenell Johnson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472119448

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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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.
Categories: Psychology

Psychedelic Medicine

Psychedelic Medicine

Lobotomy. Nation. RLM: One thing this trend is accomplishing is making people docile, isn't it? And that's what you said was going on originally with the mentally ill. With more people in our country on these various zombie medications, ...

Author: Richard Louis Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620556986

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Explores the potential of psychedelics as medicine and the intersections of politics, science, and psychedelics • Explores the tumultuous history of psychedelic research, the efforts to restore psychedelic therapies, and the links between psychiatric drugs and mental illness • Offers non-technical summaries of the most recent, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca • Includes the work of Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine MacLean, and Robert Whitaker Embracing the revival of psychedelic research and the discovery of new therapeutic uses, clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Louis Miller discusses what is happening today in psychedelic medicine--and what will happen in the future--with top researchers and thinkers in this field, including Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine MacLean, and Robert Whitaker. Dr. Miller and his contributors cover the tumultuous history of early psychedelic research brought to a halt 50 years ago by the U.S. government as well as offering non-technical summaries of the most recent studies with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca. They explore the biochemistry of consciousness and the use of psychedelics for self-discovery and healing. They discuss the use of psilocybin for releasing fear in the terminally ill and the potential for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of PTSD. They examine Dr. Charles Grob’s research on the indigenous use and therapeutic properties of ayahuasca and Dr. Gabor Mate’s attempt to transport this plant medicine to a clinical setting with the help of Canada’s Department of National Health. Dr. Miller and his contributors explore the ongoing efforts to restore psychedelic therapies to the health field, the growing threat of overmedication by the pharmaceutical industry, and the links between psychiatric drugs and mental illness. They also discuss the newly shifting political climate and the push for new research, offering hope for an end to the War on Drugs and a potential renaissance of research into psychedelic medicines around the world.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Publications Resulting from National Institute of Mental Health Research Grants 1947 1961

Publications Resulting from National Institute of Mental Health Research Grants 1947 1961

( Processed ) of lobotomy investigations . Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease , 117 ( 2 ) : 170 , 1953 . GREENBLATT , M. , and SOLOMON , H. C .: Medical progress : Psychosurgery . New England Journal of Medicine , 248 : 19-27 ...

Author: United States. Public Health Service

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105216540018

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Page: 599

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Last Resort

Last Resort

The new drugs , some doctors explained , were simply a kind of “ chemical lobotomy . ” Lobotomy programs , furthermore , were not entirely ... clinical director , who had supervised the largest lobotomy program in the nation .

Author: Jack D. Pressman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521524598

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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This book, first published in 1998, revisits the period in the 1940s and 1950s when many Americans were operated on for mental illness.
Categories: Medical

National Theatre Connections 2017

National Theatre Connections 2017

EXERCISE: STAGING THE LOBOTOMIES You could run a similar exercise to look at ways of staging the lobotomies. ... your cast to be imaginative and playful in their work: • Group A – find staging solutions for the lobotomy of a skeleton.

Author: Suhayla El-Bushra

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350033610

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 680

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Drawing together the work of 10 leading playwrights, this National Theatre Connections anthology features work by some of the most exciting and established contemporary playwrights. Gathered together in one volume, the plays collected offer young performers between the ages of 13 and 19 an engaging selection of material to perform, read or study. Each play has been specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department with the young performer in mind. The anthology contains 10 play scripts; notes from the writer and director of each play, addressing the themes and ideas behind the play; and production notes and exercises for the drama groups. This year's anniversary anthology includes plays by Suhayla El-Bushra, Anders Lustgarten, Robin French, Tim Etchells, Patrick Marber, Kellie Smith, Lizzie Nunnery, Harriet Braun and Alistair McDowall.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Terrible Mistake

A Terrible Mistake

A lobotomy is a radical form of psychosurgery in which the prefrontal cortex of the brain is cut into or destroyed. ... Perhaps the nation's most infamous lobotomy case was Rosemary Kennedy, JFK's sister, upon whom Freeman himself ...

Author: H. P. Albarelli

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458785701

Category:

Page: 576

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Following nearly a decade of research, this account solves the mysterious death of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in shocking detail. It offers a unique and unprecedented look into the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officials - including several who actually oversaw the CIA's mind-control programs from the 1950s to the 1970s. In retracing these programs, a frequently bizarre and always frightening world is introduced, colored and dominated by many factors - Cold War fears, the secret relationship between the nation's drug enforcement agencies and the CIA, and the government's close collaboration with the Mafia.
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Quality of Health Care human Experimentation 1973

Quality of Health Care  human Experimentation  1973

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Labor and Public Welfare

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110734220

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Health

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046738392

Category: Human experimentation in medicine

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Categories: Human experimentation in medicine

Quality of Health Care human Experimentation 1973

Quality of Health Care  human Experimentation  1973

The area of the brain attacked also The lobotomies described by most " remarkable " case , again a varies widely , including ... is unproven . of his symptoms or the cause of his nation's spokesman for lobotomy But even if it were true ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Health

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112108474864

Category: Human experimentation in medicine

Page: 1659

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Categories: Human experimentation in medicine