Lobotomy: Surgery's Misguided First Take on "Blowing Your Mind"

Marshall Miller explores the history of the lobotomy, its surgical proponents, and its rise and fall in the medical community.
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    It’s been said: "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy." And however you slice it, the lobotomy has been judged by history to be about as helpful to the human brain as the leather helmet was to football. But the story of the lobotomy, its surgical proponents, and its rise and fall in the medical community, may "blow your mind." Marshall Miller reports. 

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