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"This captivating book chronicles the life of a man who brought showmanship to science, and touched the grey matter of a generation of mentally ill patients...No history of modern psychiatry is complete without his story." Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon Dr. Walter J. Freeman ranks as one of the most scorned physicians of the twentieth century. Many people still believe a number of myths about his lobotomies: that they turned people into human vegetables, that he did them all secretly, and that he performed one on Frances Farmer. This intriguing biography gives us a profound look into the life of a complex scientific genius who defies easy description. Jack El-Hai (Minneapolis, MN) has contributed to many publications, including the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post Magazine, and American Heritage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471232926
ISBN-10: 0471232920
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 166mm x 26mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jack El-Hai

JACK EL-HAI is the 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 Monthly, the Washington Post Magazine, American Heritage, and numerous other publications, he lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters.

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