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The world’s first transorbital lobotomy was performed in 1946 by Walter Freeman, in his Washington office.
The Handmaid’s Tale star, 35, will bring to life the late Rosemary Kennedy, who underwent a lobotomy at the age of 23, in new film A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy.
By the 1930s, frontal lobotomy was emerging as a treatment for mental illness.
The presence of his adored Rose, who would spend her life in mental institutions after being given a prefrontal lobotomy, feels especially vivid.
And then, just like that, our glorious psychological lobotomy was wiped out.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of lobotomy
First Known Use: 1936See Words from the same year
LOBOTOMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lobotomy for English Language Learners
medical : an operation in which part of the brain is cut in order to treat some mental disorders
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