Walter Freeman practiced for 28 years.
And... he kept record of 3,439 lobotomies he performed during his career.
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In 1952, [Freeman] performed 228 lobotomies in a two-week period in West Virginia alone. (He lobotomized 25 women in a single day.)
Catatonic before, smiles after.
This was considered proof of the effectiveness of lobotomies.
The 1977 Congress investigated "allegations that psychosurgery—including lobotomy techniques—was used to control minorities and restrain individual rights."
What things have you seen?
With the help of Freeman and his technique, by 1951 over 18,608 individuals had been lobotomized in the US.
An "unsuccessful" operation by the "Moniz technique."
Freeman really had a high opinion of himself, didn't he?
From woman to child.
Independence, personality... erased in 12 minutes.
Two times a charm!
If at first you don't succeed, pick yourself up and try again.
Three diferent photos.
Before, Immediately after, and recovery. What do you see in these photos?
Smile for the camera
Moniz believed the brain would basically adapt to the injuries provided in his procedure and Freeman set out to prove it.
There was a wide range of reactions, depending on the individual.
"Some patients died as a result of the operation and others later committed suicide. Some were left severely brain-damaged."
Instead of blowing up!
He's employed and went to night school. How lovely.
The typical change.
After two years of extreme violence.
"Immediately following surgery, patients were often stuporous, confused, and incontinent." But recovery never stopped there.
At least she maintained the household.
Priorities, I guess.
"Emphasis was put on the training of patients in the weeks and months following surgery."
"Simple schizophrenia patients make nice household pets after the operation."
It's called medicine, get used to it? This is disturbing.
It's like looking at two different people.
...but she made no complaints.
Seizures were a common complication of the surgery but women like this didn't complain, so it must be okay.
You may have noticed how frequently the after pictures depict patients packing on some serious weight gain. Developing an enormous appetite and gaining "considerable" weight was a fairly common side effect of the procedure.
"Age has little weight in the choice of a suffering patient."
Once caged in the basement, he's now allowed out in public. How depressing.
He worried too much about not finding a job so they turned him into a shell of a man. Medicine!
If electric shock fails, jab her eye.
Women are so easy to control once you puncture their brain!