My Lobotomy

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Yesterday, NPR ran a story called “My Lobotomy: Howard Dully’s Story” as part of the show All Things Considered.

Walter Freeman was the man who popularized the lobotomy as a course of treatment in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Freeman himself had lobotomized over two thousand people himself. Today, a lobotomy is largely regarded as an inhuman measure of treatment and generally ill-advised throughout the world.

Howard Dully was one of the youngest victims of Freeman’s procedures; he received a lobotomy at age 12. His journey toward understanding himself and the lbbotomy is the focus of an extraordinary audio documentary he composed for National Public Radio.

Click here to read about and listen to “My Lobotomy: Howard Dully’s Story.”

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