A HistoryDVD - 2003
This segment of the five-part series presents a history of medical treatment. This program follows the long, often grim road towards understanding and treating mental illness. Through testimonials, original manuscripts, photos, and extensive footage from medical archives, leading doctors and medical historians trace the history of asylums, the development of psychoanalysis, electroconvulsive therapy, and the rise of psychopharmacology. Details the once widespread use of phrenology, lobotomy, and lobotomy's ancient precursor, trepanning.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2003
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (51 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)
Alternative Title: Kill or cure (Television program)
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