Log in

No account? Create an account
faces neg

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.


the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2005-11-17 02:02 (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 03:20 (UTC) ()
my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2005-11-17 04:10 (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.
Previous Entry  Next Entry