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Author Dully, Howard, 1948-

Title My lobotomy : a memoir / Howard Dully and Charles Fleming.

Imprint New York : Crown Publishers, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    617.481 DUL    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 272 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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.
Subject Dully, Howard, 1948-
Psychosurgery -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Frontal lobotomy -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Added Author Fleming, Charles.
ISBN 9780307381262

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