umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The surgical offensives against mental disorder: psychosurgery in Sweden 1944-1958
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Media. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Psychiatry.
2005 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Department of Culture and Media, Umeå University , 2005. , 82 p.
National Category
Sociology History Psychiatry
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-15675ISBN: 91-7305-914-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-15675DiVA: diva2:155347
Available from: 2007-08-02 Created: 2007-08-02 Last updated: 2014-06-03Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. Psychosurgery in Sweden 1944-1964
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psychosurgery in Sweden 1944-1964
2005 (English)In: Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, ISSN 0964-704X, E-ISSN 1744-5213, Vol. 14, no 4, 353-367 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-15514 (URN)10.1080/096470490897692 (DOI)16338693 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2007-08-02 Created: 2007-08-02 Last updated: 2014-06-03Bibliographically approved
2. Lobotomy at a state mental hospital: a survey of patients operated during the period 1947 to 1958
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lobotomy at a state mental hospital: a survey of patients operated during the period 1947 to 1958
2007 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN 0803-9488, E-ISSN 1502-4725, Vol. 61, no 5, 355-362 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This retrospective survey aims at describing patients subjected to prefrontal lobotomies and the general treatment conditions at Umedalen State Mental Hospital during the period 1947–1958. Data collected from psychiatric and surgical medical records was analysed using quantitative and qualitative content analysis. A total of 771 patients subjected to lobotomy during the years 1947–1958 were identified. From these, a sample of 105 patients was selected for the purpose of obtaining detailed data on socio-economic status, diagnosis, symptomatology, other psychiatric treatments applied before the pre-frontal lobotomy operation, time spent in hospital before operation, praxis of consent and mortality. The diagnosis of schizophrenia was found in 84% of the 771 lobotomized patients. The post-operative mortality was 7.4% (57 deaths), with the highest rate in 1949 (17%). The mean age of the patient at the time of operation was 44.8 years for females and 39.5 years for male patients. The average length of pre-operative time in hospital for females was 10.7 years and for males 3.5 years. It remains unclear why this mental hospital conducted the lobotomy operation to such a comparatively great extent. Factors such as overcrowding of wards and its status as a modern mental hospital may have contributed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2007
Keyword
Gender differences, Indications for lobotomy, Mortality, Prefrontal lobotomy, Schizophrenia
National Category
Psychiatry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-2237 (URN)10.1080/08039480701643498 (DOI)000250808700007 ()17990197 (PubMedID)
Note

Included in manuscript form in the thesis "The surgical offensives against mental disorder: psychosurgery in Sweden 1944-1958" with the former title "Prefrontal lobotomy in the rural State Mental Hospital of Umedalen - a survey of patients operated on 1947 - 1958"

Available from: 2007-04-13 Created: 2007-04-13 Last updated: 2014-06-03Bibliographically approved
3. Hyfs och stil i sättet att skriva om lobotomi: Ett nedslag i psykiatrins historia där ironin var vapen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hyfs och stil i sättet att skriva om lobotomi: Ett nedslag i psykiatrins historia där ironin var vapen
2006 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, no 103, 482-4 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9733 (URN)
Available from: 2007-02-19 Created: 2007-02-19 Last updated: 2014-06-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Authority records BETA

Ögren, Kenneth

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ögren, Kenneth
By organisation
Culture and MediaPsychiatry
SociologyHistoryPsychiatry

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 835 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf