Todd Glass talks about his memoir, The Todd Glass Situation. Ariel Schrag speaks on the novel, September Girls and Jesse sits down to talk with the much-loved children's entertainer, Raffia. Show notes
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Jack El-Hai is the author of "The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and his Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness." It traces the life of Dr. Walter Freeman (pictured above), who popularized the lobotomy. The technique was innovative in its time, but Freeman continued performing it long after more effective pharmaceutical treatments were available. Nonetheless, Freeman was an innovator in treating the physical causes of mental illness.