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

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

Label
American experience, The lobotomist
Title
American experience
Title part
The lobotomist
Statement of responsibility
an Ark Media film for American experience ; WGBH Boston ; series producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Barak Goodman ; produced and directed by Barak Goodman and John Maggio
Title variation
Lobotomist
Creator
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 unprecendented look at one of the darkest chapters in psychiatric history
Related
Cataloging source
NLM
Characteristic
videorecording
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
NLM call number
  • HF5197
  • 2008 AV-0063
  • WL 11 AA1
PerformerNote
Narrated by Campbell Scott
Runtime
60
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
American experience, The lobotomist, an Ark Media film for American experience ; 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
  • multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • quadrophonic multichannel or surround
  • unknown
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
Control code
ocn231786711
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 1/2 in.
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (60 min.)
Isbn
9780793694099
Medium for sound
  • videodisc
  • videotape
Other control number
841887009102
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AMX62002
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • videodisc
  • videocassette
System control number
(OCoLC)231786711
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
  • DVD
  • Betacam SP (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
American experience, The lobotomist, an Ark Media film for American experience ; 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
  • multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • quadrophonic multichannel or surround
  • unknown
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
Control code
ocn231786711
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 1/2 in.
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (60 min.)
Isbn
9780793694099
Medium for sound
  • videodisc
  • videotape
Other control number
841887009102
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AMX62002
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • videodisc
  • videocassette
System control number
(OCoLC)231786711
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
  • DVD
  • Betacam SP (1/2 in., videocassette)

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