1977 · Detroit
by Shuman, Samuel I.
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1977. 360p., first edition purple cloth boards gilt in dj; top edge is a little foxed, jacket slightly edgeworn, a nice bright copy. Shuman is not a radical; citations of Jose Delgado's work are minimal, and in fact he seems to side with Delgado on the "inviolability of the brain" thesis. Shuman's references to Peter Breggin (19 cites) while paying tribute to Breggin's "unhypocritical" absolute opposition, sits the fence : Breggin is "eschewing science for propaganda," moreover he shouldn't have gone directly to Congress to drum up public distaste for lobotomy, nor meddled in "the Detroit case," which appears to have touched Shuman particularly. (Inventory #: 96783)