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Last Resort Psychosurgery and the Limits of Medicine

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ISBN-10: 0521524598

ISBN-13: 9780521524599

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jack D. Pressman, Colin Jones, Charles Rosenberg

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Description:

During the 1940s and 1950s, large numbers of Americans underwent brain operations to relieve mental illness - a practice which now appears foolhardy, even barbaric. Pressman raises new questions about what we should learn from this period.
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Book details

List price: $84.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Psychiatry's renaissance
Sufficient promise
Certain benefit
Active treatment
Human salvage
Localized decisions
The politics of precision
Medicine controlled
Epilogue and conclusion
Appendix