Monday, May 16, 2011


( lobotomy is a a form of psychosurgery, which consists of cutting the connections to and from the prefrontal cortex, the anterior part of the frontal lobes of the brain. i have heared about this thing two months ago in sucker punch, and thought that it is just made up like the rest of the movie, because it's way to cruel. but then i found out that there was really something like a lobotomy, which was a  basically blind operation in that the surgeon did not know for sure if he had severed the nerves or not. a sharp, ice-pick like object, called orbitoclast, would be inserted through the eye socket between the upper lid and eye. when the doctor thought he was at about the right spot, he would hit the end of the instrument with a hammer. )

( there were other types of lobotomy as well many varieties as there were imaginative neurosurgeons.
despite the fact that there was extensive evidence that psychosurgery was not therapeutic, operations continued unabated for decades. this was because it was considered unprofessional to criticize another physician in public, so many doctors who knew that psychosurgery was a farce did not make their opinions known. this allowed the psychosurgeons to continue unchecked from the late 1930s through the 1970s. it's unbelievable that someone like a doctor who is supposed to cure and to help people is able to apply such sick and cruel methods.  )

1 comment:

  1. i looked this up after hearing about it from suckerpunch too! it sounds really horrifying.

    about the little art project, i was just trying to make a new braided strap for my phone from scratch. haha.. it has not been completed yet :p