Harmless and Effective Lobotomies: A History Lesson
From experimental lobotomies to experimental gene injections: Will we learn?
By: Tessa Lena
The first lobotomy was performed by the Swiss psychiatrist Gottlieb Burckhardt in the late 19th century
For a few decades, his research was sitting on the backburner until in the early 1930s, Portuguese neurologist António Moniz and his colleague Almeida Lima brought it back
In 1936, the New York Times lauded lobotomy as “th…