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When Rosemary was 23, Joe Kennedy decided his daughter should undergo a new, experimental procedure called a lobotomy as a way to soften her mood swings and unpredictable behavior.
Her father made his grieving wife get a lobotomy after their son was killed in World War II (silhouettes of Beatrice’s zombie-like mother haunt the episode).
In 1992, then–Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton left the presidential campaign trail to oversee the execution of Ricky Ray Rector, a man with an IQ of 70 who gave himself a partial lobotomy.
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.
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First Known Use: 1936See Words from the same year
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