The Resource He wanted the moon : the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter's quest to know him, Mimi Baird ; with Eve Claxton

He wanted the moon : the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter's quest to know him, Mimi Baird ; with Eve Claxton

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He wanted the moon : the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter's quest to know him
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He wanted the moon
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the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter's quest to know him
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Mimi Baird ; with Eve Claxton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author pieces together the story of her absent father's life, beginning with his advancements in isolating the biochemical root of manic depression, which he then began to suffer from himself, leading to years of institutionalization and confinement
Title
He wanted the moon
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Contributor
Summary
Author Mimi Baird lost contact with her father Dr. Perry Baird when she was six, in 1944. She knew only that he was "ill" and wasn't coming home. Dr. Baird was manic-depressive; though he was frequently institutionalized and subjected to primitive treatments for years, he cogently recorded observations of his own illness. In He Wanted the Moon, Mimi weaves together excerpts from her father's manuscript with her own recollections, providing a fascinating, if sobering, portrait of psychiatric treatment before the symptoms of mental disorders were better understood. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Genre
Tone
Biography type
individual biography
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10395595
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 616.89/50092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC516
LC item number
.B34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WM 207
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He wanted the moon
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the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughters quest to know him
He wanted the moon : the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter's quest to know him, Mimi Baird ; with Eve Claxton
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He wanted the moon : the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter's quest to know him, Mimi Baird ; with Eve Claxton
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nc
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txt
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Control code
5716147
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780804137492
Lccn
2014012743
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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