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James Cassedy History of Medicine Lecture - Mind-Body Problems: Lobotomy, Science, and the Digital Humanities

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Air date: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 2:00:00 PM
Time displayed is Eastern Time, Washington DC Local
Views: Total views: 218, (116 Live, 102 On-demand)
Category: History of Medicine
Runtime: 00:55:37
Description: 11th Annual James H. Cassedy Memorial Lecture in the History of Medicine:

This talk examines the career of Walter Freeman, the world's foremost exponent of lobotomy. Freeman was also an avid photographer, who almost invariably captured before-and-after images of his patients. The talk explains how Freeman's apparently eccentric practice fit into the larger picture of science and medicine in the mid-20th century, and how digital humanities methods have helped give context and nuance to Freeman's work. It concludes with a consideration of what DH methods might offer to historians of medicine in the twenty-first century.
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NLM Title: Mind-body problems : lobotomy, science, and the digital humanities / Miriam Posner.
Author: Posner, Miriam.
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Abstract: (CIT): 11th Annual James H. Cassedy Memorial Lecture in the History of Medicine: This talk examines the career of Walter Freeman, the world's foremost exponent of lobotomy. Freeman was also an avid photographer, who almost invariably captured before-and-after images of his patients. The talk explains how Freeman's apparently eccentric practice fit into the larger picture of science and medicine in the mid-20th century, and how digital humanities methods have helped give context and nuance to Freeman's work. It concludes with a consideration of what DH methods might offer to historians of medicine in the twenty-first century.
Subjects: History, 20th Century
Photography--history
Physiognomy
Psychosurgery--history
Publication Types: Lecture
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NLM Classification: WL 11.1
NLM ID: 101755458
CIT Live ID: 29010
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