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Try electric shock therapy, drugs that render men impotent, or maybe even a lobotomy.
Film profiles pioneering real-life Brazilian nurse Nise da Silveira, who advocated treating mental patients with painting and art therapy rather than electroshock and lobotomies in the 1940s. Subtitles.
Exorcisms and forced institutionalization, shock treatments and lobotomies
In 1949, the prize for medicine was awarded to Antonio Moniz for inventing prefrontal lobotomy, which turned people into walking shells of themselves and termed them cured. Enough said.
With various refinements, this became standard operating procedure for the prefrontal lobotomy.
After the lobotomy, Rosemary was no longer able to walk or talk.
But there was no mention in the literature of predatory lobotomies.
For any number of reasons, from sheer ignorance all the way to deliberate sabotage, the administration has decided to give the federal government a pre-frontal lobotomy.
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First Known Use: 1936See Words from the same year
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