Do you need a lobotomy?
Lobotomy Before and After pics

Do you take yourself too seriously? Are you in major need of a sense of humour? A lobotomy may help lighten you up so you can enjoy life, instead of spending the rest of your days as an angry troll! 

Cruising around the country in his “Lobotomobile,” Dr. Walter Freeman coined the visited mental institutions all over the United States performing prefrontal lobotomy and transorbital, aka “icepick,” surgeries on the mentally ill. He is estimated to have performed almost 3,500 surgeries, including one on JFK’s sister, Rosemary Kennedy in 1941, who went from a rebellious 23-year-old young woman to incontinent and with the mental capacity of a 2-year-old at the hands of Dr. Freeman and his surgeon partner, Dr. James Watts, and she remained institutionalized for the remainder of her life. Despite this, and the controversial, dangerous and unproven nature of the surgery, Freeman believed his psychosurgery cured everything from schizophrenia to depression. In 1942, he and Dr. Watts co-authored the medical text Psychosurgery: Intelligence, Emotion and Social Behavior Following Prefrontal Lobotomy for Mental Disorders, from which the following before-and-after shots are taken from. The transorbital surgery was reportedly quick, but done without anesthesia and without gloves or mask.

Just look at the results below, and ask your doctor for more information!

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Dr. Freeman in his Lobotomobile Dr. Freeman in his Lobotomobile

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Dr. Freeman & Dr. Watts Dr. Freeman & Dr. Watts

Sources:

“A Lobotomy Timeline”. NPR.

Rowland, Lewis (April 2005). “Walter Freeman’s Psychosurgery and Biological Psychiatry: A Cautionary Tale”. Neurology Today 5 (4): 70–72.

Flickr “Lobotomy Project”

Walter Freeman wiki

 

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I want to use the Lobotomobile photo in an E-book. Is it public domain? What can you tell me about it?

rose blake
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seems there are millions today who need this surgery

James LaFrance
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You looking for a profession after the Army?

Joel Spector
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Brian James I thought of you

Ernani Andrade
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Arthur Limeira

Oscar Gonzalez Munoz
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Happy mental health day!

Ying Chen
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Rachel

Jon Peters
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Now I guess I’ll have to tell ’em
That I got no cerebellum

Cosmic Art
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Cosmic Art
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Dr freeman’s technic

Martin Smrek
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Dr. Freeman in his Lobotomobile 😀 😀 😀comment image

Martin Sciurus Met
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Brow Ze Wush Bear
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_the_United_Kingdom we’ve just now got over medieval practices..

Tobæus Tapetrve
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Hard to believe that only 70 years ago, we were still pushing sharp objects through peoples’ brainpans to bring them to heel.