Lobotomies – Past and Future for Biopsychology
In retrospect, the entire story of prefrontal lobotomies is shocking. How could physicians, who are generally intelligent, highly educated, and dedicated to helping their patients, participate in such a travesty?
How could somebody win a Nobel Prize for developing a form of surgery that left over 40,000 people in the United States alone mentally crippled? Why did this happen? Could it happen today?