The Lobotomist explores one of the darkest chapters of American medicine: the desperate attempt to treat the hundreds of thousands of psychiatric patients in need of help during the middle decades of the twentieth century.
Author: (novels) Shane, 1949 (translation 35 languages, Finest Western Novel award Western Writers American), First Blood, 1953, The Canyon, 1953, Company of Cowards, 1957, Old Ramon, 1960, Monte Walsh, 1963, The Great Endurance Horse Race, 1963, Stubby Pringle's Christmas, 1964, Heroes Without Glory, 1965. (short stories) The Big Range, 1953, The Pioneers, 1954, The Kean Land and Other Stories, The Plainsmen, 1963, Heroes Without Glory, 1965, Collected Stories, 1966, Mavericks, 1967, New Mexico, 1967, Collected Short Novels, 1967, An American Bestiary, 1975, Conversations with a Pocket Gopher.
And Other Outspoken Neighbors, 1978. Also stories in national magazines.