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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

The Lobotomist Preview

  • Aired: 02/28/2009
  • 00:36
  • Rating: TV-14
In the 1940s Dr. Walter Freeman gained fame for perfecting the lobotomy, then hailed as a miracle cure for the severely mentally ill. But within a few years, lobotomy was labeled one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
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