Medical Program: Lobotomy: Surgery’s Misguided First Take on “Blowing Your Mind”

Lobotomy: Surgery's Misguided First Take on "Blowing Your Mind"

Lobotomy: Surgery's Misguided First Take on "Blowing Your Mind"
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It’s been said "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." And after looking at its history, we can’t say we blame them…

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    However you slice it, the lobotomy has been judged by history to be about as helpful to the human brain as the leather helmet was to football. But the history of the lobotomy, its surgical proponents, and its rise and fall in the medical community may just blow your mind. Marshall Miller reports. 

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