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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
Title
He wanted the moon
Title remainder
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
Title variation
He wanted the moon
Title variation remainder
the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughters quest to know him
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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
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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Biography type
individual biography
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10395595
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 616.89/50092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC516
LC item number
.B34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter's quest to know him
Label
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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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-246)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20374805
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780804137492
Lccn
2014012743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn878667588
  • (OCoLC)878667588
Label
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-246)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20374805
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780804137492
Lccn
2014012743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn878667588
  • (OCoLC)878667588

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