Walter Freeman Lobotomy

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Lobotomy was a questionable practice but its intentions were only to help those in need of help. This brings Dr. Walter Freeman to mind, he supported the practice of lobotomy and Dr. Freeman’s grandfather was also a well known doctor and wanted to follow in his grandfathers footsteps. His Grandfather was the first doctor to successfully remove a brain tumor from a human he was a great brain surgeon and also became the President of the American Medical Association. Dr. Freeman had an obsession with mental illness he had a strong desire to help those who were mentally ill. Dr. Freeman had came across a medical book that had spoke of early lobotomy and it was founded by Antônio Egas Moniz a Portuguese Neurologist he had came up with the idea but…show more content…
After he and his colleagues performed the procedure they observed Alice and had noted that she was free of anxiety and calm in his eyes the procedure was a success. During that time there was very little rules and regulations in the medical field, if you were sick you went to see a physician in hopes of being cured of whatever ailment you may have had. If the doctor made a mistake fatal or not he wasn’t held accountable it was something that was accepted . Dr. Freeman’s methods were looked at by some as genius and by others it was wrong or barbaric. When he prepared a patient for a lobotomy he had sedated them shock therapy. Again at that time looking back it doesn’t look humane being shocked and then having your frontal lobes of your brain removed because you were thought to be mentally ill. After a few lobotomies Dr. Freeman’s patients were relapsing and he often performed two or three lobotomies on some patients. He tried to take his procedure even further by performing the lobotomy while the patient was conscious and had asked them to perform cognitive activities such as counting backwards. Performing brain

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