Dr. Zbigniew Kotowicz is Wellcome History of Medicine Research Fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he is working on 'The Birth and Early History of Modern Psychosurgery (with a special emphasis on the scientific thought and work of its inventor the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz)'. The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust.Dr Kotowicz trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with The Philadelphia Association and has worked as a community therapist and in private practice. He is writing a book on the history of the lobotomy; he also teaches a course on the history of psychiatry. Previous publications include R.D. Laing and the Paths of Anti-Psychiatry (Routledge).
"Kotowicz is a perceptive commentator on this remarkable mess of talent. He manages to disentangle the various heteronyms and their histories without descending into jargon or needlessly psychologising. He writes with admirable brevity and depth... An extremely readable book."(Times Literary Supplement)