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On Psychosurgery and Mind Control — A Review of Violence, Mental Illness and the Brain by Russell L. Blaylock, MD

In his three-part series on psychosurgery in America, Dr. Miguel Faria has written one of the best summaries in print on the history of neurosurgical treatment of psychiatric disorders by selective sectioning or abolition of specific parts of the behavioral. Within these pages he discusses the anatomy involved and the interrelated nature of brain nuclei …

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The Temporal Lobes and the Limbic System in Neuropsychiatry — A book review by Miguel A. Faria, MD

ABSTRACT The material compiled in The Neuropsychiatry of Limbic and Subcortical Disorders was originally published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences in 1997. It was expanded and republication in book form was made possible by a grant from Hoechst Marion Roussel Pharmaceuticals. The book is the work of 26 contributors, recognized leading investigators …

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‘Plants of the Gods’ and their hallucinogenic powers in neuropharmacology — A review of two books by Miguel A. Faria, MD

PART I: A Sorcerer’s Apprentice — The Teachings of Don Juan I discovered the tome, Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers [11], while researching and ascertaining the veracity of certain stories contained in an immensely celebrated series of books from the sixties and seventies by Carlos Castaneda, an anthropology student and …

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