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oh, it must have been hard for the likes of you to get by in a world that you just can't see through

Posted on 2005.16.11 at 20:39
How I feel about it all: pensivepensive
Soundtrack: Elton John - Razor Face
I highly recommend this piece from NPR:

NPR - My Lobotomy.

It's told by a man who had a transorbital lobotomy at age twelve, and his search for closure and answers today, at age fifty-six.


There's more information here, and a Fresh Air piece on the doctor who performed the procedure here.

Very interesting (and sometimes touching) stuff.

The Fresh Air article gets kudos for (of course) mentioning The Ramones.

Comments:


the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2005-11-16 23:02 (UTC) ()
I heard that today, whilst I was driving through the streets of downtown, until they got to the part where Dr. Freeman had lobotomized a woman for postpartum depression, and hence she'd spent the rest of her life in mental hospitals and now is in a nursing home. :( I just couldn't keep listening at that point.

So, yeah, I finally found an NPR station in Atlanta that comes in!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-11-17 00:20 (UTC) ()
Yay!
my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2005-11-17 01:10 (UTC) ()
Yes. I worked in nursing homes and state hospitals for the better part of a decade. I met lots of women that had been (permenantly) institutionalized for post partum depression. Horrible.
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