Imagine yourself sitting before a psychiatrist while telling him how hellish your mental disorders have been, from chronic pain, suicidal thoughts, depression, to schizophrenia; and all your psychiatrist could prescribe is the psychosurgery ‘Lobotomy’. The insertion of a 10-inch-long ice pick (long piece of metal) into the brain with the help of hammer through the eye socket; wiggling it effectively so as to slice portion of the brain.
When this experiment was first introduced, people believed it would help reduce anxiety and also calm patients with other mental illness. Doctors also believed it could help relief suffering.
Lobotomy, a procedure where some parts of the temporal lobes are removed through a surgery was first carried out on a dog in 1890 by Friederich Golz; a surgery which eventually calmed an aggressive dog. Also, in 1940, Dr. Freeman treated several mentally ill people who were schizophrenic via lobotomy, a procedure which is today being regarded as one of the barbaric mistakes of the old.
In 1941, Rosemary Kennedy, the sister of John F. Kennedy underwent lobotomy at the age