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The pleasure shock : the rise of deep brain stimulation and its forgotten inventor, Lone Frank

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The pleasure shock : the rise of deep brain stimulation and its forgotten inventor
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The pleasure shock
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the rise of deep brain stimulation and its forgotten inventor
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Lone Frank
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eng
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"The technology invented by psychiatrist Robert G. Heath at Tulane University in the 1950s and '60s has been described as one of "the most controversial yet largely undocumented experiments in US history"--controversial to us because Heath's research subjects included incarcerated convicts and gay men who wished to be "cured" of their sexual preference; controversial in its day because his work was allegedly part of MKUltra, the CIA's notorious "mind control" project. As a result, Heath's cutting-edge research and legacy were put under lock and key, buried in Tulane's archives. The ethical issues raised by his work have also been buried: This very same experimental treatment is becoming mainstream practice in modern psychiatry for everything from schizophrenia, anorexia, and compulsive behavior to depression, aggression, anxiety, and even drug and alcohol addiction. In the first book to tell the full story, the award-winning science writer Lone Frank has uncovered lost documents and accounts of Heath's pioneering efforts. She has tracked down surviving colleagues and patients. And she has delved into the current embrace of deep brain stimulation by scientists and patients alike. What has changed? Why do we today unquestioningly embrace this technology as a cure? How do we decide what is a disease of the brain to be cured and what should be allowed to remain unprobed and unprodded? The Pleasure Shock weaves together biography, neuroscience, psychology, the history of science, and medical ethics to explore our views of the mind and the self. How do we decide whether changes to the brain are acceptable therapy or are simply bias and bigotry?" --
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"The story of a medical pioneer, his fall, and his haunting legacy. The technology invented by psychiatrist Robert G. Heath in the 1950s and '60s has been described as among the most controversial experiments in US history. His work was alleged at the time to be part of MKUltra, the CIA's notorious "mind control" project. His research subjects included incarcerated convicts and gay men who wished to be "cured" of their sexual preference. Yet his cutting-edge research and legacy were quickly buried deep in Tulane University's archives. Investigative science journalist Lone Frank now tells the complete saga of this passionate, determined doctor and his groundbreaking neuroscience. More than fifty years after Heath's experiments, this very same treatment isbecoming mainstream practice in modern psychiatry for everything from schizophrenia, anorexia, and compulsive behavior to depression. Parkinson's, and even substance addiction. Lone Frank uncovered lost documents and accounts of Heath's trailblazing work. She tracked down surviving colleagues and patients, and she delved into the current support for deep brain stimulation by scientists and patients alike. What has changed? Why do we today unquestioningly embrace this technology as a cure? How do we decide what is a disease of the brain to be cured and what should be allowed to remain unprobed and unprodded? And how do we weigh the decades of criticism against the promise of treatment that could be offered to millions of patients? Elegantly written and deeply fascinating, The Pleasure Shock weaves together biography, scientific history, and medical ethics. It is an adventure into our ever-shifting views of the mind and the fateful power we wield when we tinker with the self."--
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contains biographical information
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10622603
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DNLM/DLC
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1966-
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Frank, Lone
Dewey number
616.8/046
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Heath, Robert G.
  • Brain stimulation
  • Mental illness
  • Heath, Robert G
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Mental Disorders
  • Physicians
  • History, 20th Century
  • Louisiana
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adult
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the rise of deep brain stimulation and its forgotten inventor
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The pleasure shock : the rise of deep brain stimulation and its forgotten inventor, Lone Frank
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Singing the brain electric -- The second coming -- Treat yourself -- How happy is too happy? -- The times they are a-changin' -- The secret history of hedonia -- A cure for violence -- Dreams from DARPA -- A grand mistake -- The machine in the mind
Control code
ocn991572310
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101986530
Lccn
2017029957
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)991572310
Label
The pleasure shock : the rise of deep brain stimulation and its forgotten inventor, Lone Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Singing the brain electric -- The second coming -- Treat yourself -- How happy is too happy? -- The times they are a-changin' -- The secret history of hedonia -- A cure for violence -- Dreams from DARPA -- A grand mistake -- The machine in the mind
Control code
ocn991572310
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101986530
Lccn
2017029957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)991572310

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