Jack El-Hai

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  • “Psychiatry is the management of despair.”
    ― Jack El-Hai, The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness

    2 November 2020
  • “In some ways he was a pioneer...but in others he did a disservice and slowed the pace of development by being too much of a cowboy and acting too exuberantly without scientific foundation.”
    ― Jack El-Hai, The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness

    2 November 2020
  • “Paranoiac people suffer from megalomania, a need to dominate others, feelings of persecution, and a compulsion to falsify the past to fit their view of the world. Fascism, aggression, and anti-Semitism, then, were only symptoms of what ailed Nazi Germany.”
    ― Jack El-Hai, The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Goring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII

    2 November 2020
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