Easier Than Curing A Toothache? The Story of Lobotomy

It is remembered as the most barbaric medical procedure of the 20th century, but lobotomy was once hailed as a miracle cure. Claire Prentice explores the archives to uncover the hidden history of lobotomy, the surgery which some believed would make treating mental illness ‘easier than curing a toothache’

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