Lobotomy Nation

  • Jesper Vaczy Kragh
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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.
Chapter 1. White Incisions and Black Butterflies: Introduction Part I: Towards Lobotomy Chapter 2. State Mental Health Services Chapter 3. Malaria and the Interwar Years Chapter 4. Shock and Coma Chapter 5. Psychiatric Cooperation Part II: The Time of Lobotomy Chapter 6. Something Different Chapter 7. The First of Many Chapter 8. The Apostles of the Knife Chapter 9. Last Resort? Chapter 10. Women and the Problem of Psychopathy Part III: The Demise of Psychosurgery Chapter 11. A Question of Consent Chapter 12. Lobotomia Sequelae Chapter 13. The Final Cut
Uitgavejaar 2021
ISBN 9783030653057
Serie Mental Health in Historical Perspective
Verschijningsdatum 12 nov. 2021
Omvang 398
Editie 1st ed. 2021
Auteur(s) Jesper Vaczy Kragh
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