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Terrifying Images Of Real Lobotomies

on Dec, 04 2016 770464 views
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The brain is an intricate and sensitive organ, and you can’t just go prodding around in there with a sharp tool. But unfortunately, lobotomies did just that. They were an extremely damaging and invasive type of brain surgery that had tragic results on innocent patients. If you don’t know anything about lobotomies, just know that it is one of the worst surgeries doctors have ever performed on innocent patients, mostly affecting the mentally ill and women. Not all of these patients were even sick, just used as test subjects. These are some sad and extremely disturbing of lobotomy cases throughout history.
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#1 There Were Two Men Responsible For It All

Dr. James Watts and Dr. Walter Freeman came up with the idea for lobotomies but were just psychiatrists and not even surgeons. It was supposed to be the end-all treatment for curing the mentally ill, and Dr. Walter Freeman was actually given a Nobel Peace Prize for his work. But now we just remember these two as monsters who went into the brains of innocent victims and jumbled up their most sensitive organ.

#2 The Procedure Is Disturbing

There were generally a few different way sin which lobotomies were performed. The most common, which is pictured, is the the result of entering through the eye with an icepick until it reached the brain, then disconnecting nerve endings from parts of the affected brain. This was without cat scans or x-rays or any way of knowing exactly where the tool was touching inside the head. The patients were told to recite a song or poems they had memorized, and when their recitation became slurred or jumbled, the doctors believed the operation was a success!

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