#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!