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Friday, May 27, 2005

Conversation During Lobotomy

Scroll down the page on this link to read an excerpt from Trepanation: History, Discovery, Theory. By Robert Arnott.

The long excerpt is a conversation between two doctors and a lobotomy patient during the actual lobotomy surgery.

Doctor: Glad you're being operated?
Frank: Yes, it makes me feel better.
Doctor: Why all the fuss?
Frank: Oh, I can't help it. I can't breathe. Hey, what are you doing there?

More about this in Adventures with an Ice Pick: A Short History of Lobotomy

posted by The Daily Pick at 11:40 AM


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