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Weekly Ten: Kernel Newbs, Palm Pre Million Downloads, Top 10 Fascinating And Notable Lobotomies

Jun 30, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"10. Top 10 Fascinating And Notable Lobotomies
The first documented case of psychosurgery was in 1888 by Swiss psychiatrist Gottlieb Burckhardt. He claimed success in 50% of patients (3 of 6) Burckhardt was met with overt criticism from his contemporary medical colleagues. The next attempt at this type of surgery did not occur until the mid 1930s which produced many documented success stories and soon became an accepted surgery procedure in many countries. From the late 1930s to the 1970s approximately 100,000 psychosurgeries / lobotomies were performed world-wide."

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