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The Resource The lobotomist, an Ark Media film for American Experience, American Experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; series producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Barak Goodman ; produced and directed by Barak Goodman and John Maggio, (videorecording)

The lobotomist, an Ark Media film for American Experience, American Experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; series producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Barak Goodman ; produced and directed by Barak Goodman and John Maggio, (videorecording)

Label
The lobotomist
Title
The lobotomist
Statement of responsibility
an Ark Media film for American Experience, American Experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; series producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Barak Goodman ; produced and directed by Barak Goodman and John Maggio
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The medical procedure, lobotomy, was considered a groundbreaking procedure that promised hope to the most distressed mentally ill patients and their families. What began as an operation of last resort was soon being performed at some fifty state asylums, often with devastating results. The neurologist, Walter Freeman, in little more than a decade after his rise to fame, was decried as a moral monster, and that the lobotomy was one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine. Through interviews with former patients and their families, students, and medical historians, get an unprecedented look at one of the darkest chapters in psychiatric history
Member of
Cataloging source
XBM
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American experience (Television program)
Credits note
Cinematography, Stephen McCarthy ; editor, R.A. Fedde ; music, Edward Bilous
Dewey number
617.4/8/092
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
RD594
LC item number
.L63 2008
PerformerNote
Narrated by Campbell Scott
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grimberg, Sharon
  • Goodman, Barak
  • Maggio, John
  • Scott, Campbell
  • El-Hai, Jack
  • Ark Media (Firm)
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
60
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freeman, Walter
  • Frontal lobotomy
  • Depression, Mental
  • Psychosurgery
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The lobotomist, an Ark Media film for American Experience, American Experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; series producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Barak Goodman ; produced and directed by Barak Goodman and John Maggio, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based, in part, on the book The lobotomist: a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness, by Jack El-Hai
  • Originally broadcast as an episode of the PBS program American experience
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Angel of mercy or medical monster -- Ellen Ionesco's story -- Warehoused patients and experimental treatments -- Dr. Freeman's research -- Refining the procedure -- Production line lobotomies -- Training others -- Beulah Jones' story -- The West Virginia lobotomy project -- Fighting critics -- Howard Dully's story -- Freeman's final journey
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (60 min.)
Isbn
9780793694099
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887009102
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
AMX62002
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn192132140
  • (OCoLC)192132140
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The lobotomist, an Ark Media film for American Experience, American Experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; series producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Barak Goodman ; produced and directed by Barak Goodman and John Maggio, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based, in part, on the book The lobotomist: a maverick medical genius and his tragic quest to rid the world of mental illness, by Jack El-Hai
  • Originally broadcast as an episode of the PBS program American experience
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Angel of mercy or medical monster -- Ellen Ionesco's story -- Warehoused patients and experimental treatments -- Dr. Freeman's research -- Refining the procedure -- Production line lobotomies -- Training others -- Beulah Jones' story -- The West Virginia lobotomy project -- Fighting critics -- Howard Dully's story -- Freeman's final journey
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (60 min.)
Isbn
9780793694099
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887009102
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
AMX62002
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn192132140
  • (OCoLC)192132140
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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