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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

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
Series: 
The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458409
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271343.003.0030
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Item type: 
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In this unpublished letter to The Lancet on leucotomy, Winnicott addresses works by authors writing about this popular surgical procedure, holding that surgery is a drastic step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
Letter to the British Medical Journal
         Shock Therapy

Letter to the British Medical Journal: Shock Therapy  

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/9780190271343.003.0039
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190271343

In this letter to The British Medical Journal on shock therapy Winnicott discusses the psychological implications of shock therapy and derides its wholesale use in treating mental disorders. ...

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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