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The Resource The lobotomist's wife : a novel, Samantha Greene Woodruff

The lobotomist's wife : a novel, Samantha Greene Woodruff

Label
The lobotomist's wife : a novel
Title
The lobotomist's wife
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Greene Woodruff
Title variation
lobotomists wife
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since her brother took his life after WWI, Ruth Emeraldine has had one goal: to help those suffering from mental illness. Then she falls in love with charismatic Robert Apter--a brilliant doctor championing a radical new treatment, the lobotomy. Ruth believes in it as a miracle treatment and in Robert as its genius pioneer. But as her husband spirals into deluded megalomania, Ruth can't ignore her growing suspicions. Robert is operating on patients recklessly, often with horrific results. And a vulnerable young mother, Margaret Baxter, is poised to be his next victim. Margaret can barely get out of bed, let alone care for her infant. When Dr. Apter diagnoses her with the baby blues and proposes a lobotomy, she believes the procedure is her only hope. Only Ruth can save her--and scores of others--from the harrowing consequences of Robert's ambitions. Inspired by a shocking chapter in medical history, The Lobotomist's Wife is a galvanizing novel of a woman fighting against the most grievous odds, of ego, and of the best intentions gone horribly awry"--Publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11046630
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodruff, Samantha Greene
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physicians' spouses
  • Frontal lobotomy
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Neurosurgeons
Label
The lobotomist's wife : a novel, Samantha Greene Woodruff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes questions for book clubs
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781542036214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1280604041
  • (OCoLC)1280604041
Label
The lobotomist's wife : a novel, Samantha Greene Woodruff
Publication
Note
Includes questions for book clubs
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781542036214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1280604041
  • (OCoLC)1280604041

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