Jack El-Hai: "The Lobotomist" (Wiley)
Lobotomy is the controversial procedure in which the frontal lobes of the brain are cut to relieve psychiatric disorders. A new biography presents a complex picture of the maverick doctor who promoted this form of psychosurgery and how he's influenced the field of psychiatry.
Executive V.P. of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and contributor to "The Atlantic Monthly," "The Washington Post Magazine," "American Heritage," and other publications.