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A Brief And Awful History Of Lobotomy

Andrew Scull | Literary Hub | 30th July 2019

Not for the squeamish. Between the mid-1930s and the mid-1970s doctors commonly treated mental illness by hacking crudely into patients’ brains to sever the tissues connecting the frontal lobes. This procedure, called “lobotomy”, was invented by a Portuguese neurologist cal…

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