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Psychosurgery: Intelligence, Emotion and Social Behavior Following Prefrontal Lobotomy for Mental Disorders.

Psychosurgery: Intelligence, Emotion and Social Behavior Following Prefrontal Lobotomy for Mental... This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This is one of the most interesting and important books of the year because it marks the first major development in the treatment of mental disease since the advent of shock therapy. A new operation for certain types of psychoses and neuroses is described in minute detail in part III. Briefly, the procedure consists in making a burr hole in the skull over the premotor area of the frontal lobe. A flat blade shaped like a spatula is inserted 5 cm. into the brain and given a pendulum-like movement, so that it severs most of the fiber tracks which traverse the white matter at this level. The operation is performed on both sides at one sitting. The net result is a partial but permanent separation of the frontal lobes from the rest of the brain. An operation of this type was first performed in 1935 by Egas Moniz, to whom http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Psychosurgery: Intelligence, Emotion and Social Behavior Following Prefrontal Lobotomy for Mental Disorders.

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 70 (1) – Jul 1, 1942

Psychosurgery: Intelligence, Emotion and Social Behavior Following Prefrontal Lobotomy for Mental Disorders.

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This is one of the most interesting and important books of the year because it marks the first major development in the treatment of mental disease since the advent of shock therapy. A new operation for certain types of psychoses and neuroses is described in minute detail in part III. Briefly, the procedure consists in making a burr hole in the skull...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1942 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0730-188X
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10.1001/archinte.1942.00200190189011
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This is one of the most interesting and important books of the year because it marks the first major development in the treatment of mental disease since the advent of shock therapy. A new operation for certain types of psychoses and neuroses is described in minute detail in part III. Briefly, the procedure consists in making a burr hole in the skull over the premotor area of the frontal lobe. A flat blade shaped like a spatula is inserted 5 cm. into the brain and given a pendulum-like movement, so that it severs most of the fiber tracks which traverse the white matter at this level. The operation is performed on both sides at one sitting. The net result is a partial but permanent separation of the frontal lobes from the rest of the brain. An operation of this type was first performed in 1935 by Egas Moniz, to whom

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1942

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