Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!) (lynxreign) wrote,
Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!)
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Difficult story

There was a story on NPR yesterday called My Lobotomy. It is one ofthe most difficult things I ever listened to and the site I posted a link to is also difficult to look at. It is the story of one of the last people to receive an orbital lobotomy from the man that originated the practice. The story is done by the person that had the procedure and is also about his quest to make some sense of it all. He was 12 when it was done to him. The physical description of the procedure is bad enough, but the story of the "patients" is also disturbing.

There were several times I had to make a conscious decision to not turn off the radio. It was as hard to listen to as tales from holocaust survivors. Important to listen to, but very disturbing.

emmalyon do NOT listen to the story or even use the link. The "toe" issues involved would kill you. If anyone else has issues with eyes, stay away.
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