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Letter to the British Medical Journal
         Battle Neurosis Treated with Leucotomy

Letter to the British Medical Journal: Battle Neurosis Treated with Leucotomy  

Donald W. Winnicott

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott: Volume 3, 1946-1951

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Oct 2016
Series: 
The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458416
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271350.003.0014
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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9780190271350

In this letter to the British Medical Journal, Winnicott agrees that clinical reports of leucotomy are needed but hopes that this treatment process will not gain in popularity. ...

Letter to the British Medical Journal
         Ethics of Prefrontal Leucotomy

Letter to the British Medical Journal: Ethics of Prefrontal Leucotomy  

Donald W. Winnicott

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott: Volume 3, 1946-1951

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Oct 2016
Series: 
The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458416
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271350.003.0091
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190271350
In this letter to the British Medical Journal, Winnicott asserts that leucotomy enthusiasts have abandoned their initial claim that they use this technique only in hopeless mental hospital ... More
Letter to The Spectator
         A Psychiatrist’s Choice

Letter to The Spectator: A Psychiatrist’s Choice  

Donald W. Winnicott

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott: Volume 4, 1952-1955

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Oct 2016
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The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott
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Dec 2016
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9780190458423
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271367.003.0037
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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chapter
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9780190271367
In this letter, Winnicott responds to an article by a specialist on leucotomy, disagreeing with the procedure and with its possible extension to use with all cases of mental disorder. He ... More
Letter to The Lancet
         Frontal Lobes of the Human Brain

Letter to The Lancet: Frontal Lobes of the Human Brain  

Donald W. Winnicott

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott: Volume 4, 1952-1955

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Oct 2016
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The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458423
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271367.003.0004
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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chapter
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9780190271367
In this letter to The Lancet, Winnicott expresses approval of the journal’s questioning the ethics of leucotomy. He maintains his stance that ordinary medical opinion and public opinion ... More
Letter to the British Medical Journal, Prefrontal Leucotomy

Letter to the British Medical Journal, Prefrontal Leucotomy  

Donald W. Winnicott

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott: Volume 5, 1955-1959

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Oct 2016
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The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458430
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271374.003.0025
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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chapter
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9780190271374
A letter from Winnicott to the British Medical Journal stating his views that leucotomy is the “worst honest error” to emerge in recent medical practice. He believes that the increased use ... More
Leucotomy

Leucotomy  

Donald W. Winnicott

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott: Volume 3, 1946-1951

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Oct 2016
Series: 
The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458416
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271350.003.0048
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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chapter
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9780190271350
In this paper for medical students, Winnicott expresses his attitude on leucotomy. While he believes it to represent the worst possible trend in medical practice, he acknowledges that the ... More
Letter to The Lancet
         Prefrontal Leucotomy

Letter to The Lancet: Prefrontal Leucotomy  

Donald W. Winnicott

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott: Volume 2, 1939-1945

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Oct 2016
Series: 
The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458409
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271343.003.0030
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190271343
In this unpublished letter to The Lancet on leucotomy, Winnicott addresses works by authors writing about this popular surgical procedure, holding that surgery is a drastic step to take in ... More
Notes on the General Implications of Leucotomy

Notes on the General Implications of Leucotomy  

Donald W. Winnicott

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott: Volume 3, 1946-1951

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Oct 2016
Series: 
The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458416
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271350.003.0096
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190271350
In these notes for an address to a conference on leucotomy at the London School of Economics, Winnicott defines leucotomy as the mutilation of normal, healthy brain tissue for the treatment ... More
Letter to the British Medical Journal
         Shock Treatment of Mental Disorder

Letter to the British Medical Journal: Shock Treatment of Mental Disorder  

Donald W. Winnicott

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott: Volume 2, 1939-1945

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
Series: 
The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458409
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271343.003.0035
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190271343
In this letter to the British Medical Journal on the use of shock treatment for mental disorder, Winnicott states his belief that the course of medical evolution has been interrupted and ... More

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