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In 1972, vice presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton revealed to the American public that he had been hospitalized for depression on three occasions. The revelation seriously damaged the campaign of… Continue Reading
Recent years have seen an explosion in research by scholars from the social sciences and humanities who apply neuroscience to research in their home disciplines. One way these ‘neuroscholars’ have… Continue Reading
Deep brain stimulation has recently been identified as the “new frontier” in the surgical treatment of major depressive disorder. Powerful memories of the lobotomy era, however, pose a rhetorical… Continue Reading
In 1935, lobotomy, one of the most infamous procedures in the history of medicine, was heralded as a "miracle cure" by newspapers and magazines, as they hoped that this "soul surgery" would empty the… Continue Reading
The article analyzes the role of emotion in discourse about lobotomy in the mid-twentieth century. It shows how the scientific justification for lobotomy relied on a general theory of psychopathology… Continue Reading