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Does your company operate like the Third Reich?

assembly of Third Reich

When I wrote my book The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII (PublicAffairs Books), which is about an American psychiatrist’s involvement with the Nazi leaders and the consequences of his experience, I was surprised to learn how the physician’s insights into the leadership structure…

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Fighting the Legend of the “Lobotomobile”

Walter Freeman (right) performing a lobotomy with his surgical partner James Watts

Many people believe that the developer of the most dreaded form of psychiatric surgery traveled America in a camper van that he slyly called his “lobotomobile.” It’s a myth.  I often receive emails from middle school and high school students working on projects about the history of lobotomy, a now obsolete but once mainstream form…

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