Friday, February 20, 2009
Medical → Lobotomy
A lobotomy is a neurosurgical procedure, a form of psychosurgery, also known as a leukotomy. Lobotomies were used mainly from the 1930s to 1950s to treat a wide range of severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, clinical depression, and various anxiety disorders.
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|This is actually a 'Transorbital Labotomy'. The original labotomy was known as a 'Leukotomy', and involved a small hole being drilled in the side of the head to access the frontal lobes. Tranorbital labotomy's enter the skull through the eye.|
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