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My Lobotomy

A Memoir
Dully, Howard (Book - 2007)
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My Lobotomy
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At twelve, Howard Dully was guilty of the same crimes as other boys his age: he was moody, messy, rambunctious, and perpetually at odds with his parents. Yet somehow, this normal boy became one of the youngest people on whom Dr. Walter Freeman performed his barbaric transorbital--or ice pick--lobotomy. Abandoned by his family within a year of the surgery, Howard spent his teen years in mental institutions, his twenties in jail, and his thirties in a bottle. It wasn't until his forties that Howard began to pull his life together. But he still struggled with one question: Why? Through his research, Howard met other lobotomy patients and their families, talked with one of Freeman's sons about his father's controversial life's work, and confronted his own father about his complicity. And, in the doctor's files, he finally came face to face with the truth.--From publisher description.
Authors: Dully, Howard, 1948-
Title: My lobotomy
a memoir
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 272 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Howard Dully and Charles Fleming
Contents: June
Lou
762 Edgewood
Trouble
Dr. Freeman
Dully, Howard (F: Rodney L.)
My lobotomy
Big enough and ugly enough
Asylym
Rancho Linda
Agnews. Again
Homeless
Barbara
Journey
Archives
Broadcast
One last word
Summary: At twelve, Howard Dully was guilty of the same crimes as other boys his age: he was moody, messy, rambunctious, and perpetually at odds with his parents. Yet somehow, this normal boy became one of the youngest people on whom Dr. Walter Freeman performed his barbaric transorbital--or ice pick--lobotomy. Abandoned by his family within a year of the surgery, Howard spent his teen years in mental institutions, his twenties in jail, and his thirties in a bottle. It wasn't until his forties that Howard began to pull his life together. But he still struggled with one question: Why? Through his research, Howard met other lobotomy patients and their families, talked with one of Freeman's sons about his father's controversial life's work, and confronted his own father about his complicity. And, in the doctor's files, he finally came face to face with the truth.--From publisher description.
Additional Contributors: Fleming, Charles
ISBN: 0307381269
9780307381262
Branch Call Number: 617.481 D883m 2007
Subject Headings: Frontal lobotomy Patients United States Biography Psychosurgery Patients United States Biography Dully, Howard, 1948-
Topical Term: Frontal lobotomy
Psychosurgery
LCCN: 2007006070
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