This sale is for one piece of "Autopsy Art". The piece displays an authentic Lobotomy Orbitoclast & Hammer mounted to black fabric. The frame itself is made of a black faux wood shadowbox and measures apx. 14" long x 6" High.
Few medical procedures in history have garnered as much controversy as the lobotomy. Tens of thousands of lobotomies were performed in the United States in the mid-1900s, often leading to devastating outcomes.
A lobotomy, also called a leucotomy, is a type of psychosurgery that was used to treat mental health conditions such as mood disorders and schizophrenia. Psychosurgeries are procedures that involve the physical removal or alteration of part of the brain.
Lobotomies involved separating tissue in an area called the prefrontal cortex in one of two primary ways:
• Frontal lobotomy. A surgeon drilled a hole into each side of the skull and cut through brain tissue with an instrument resembling an ice pick called a leucotome.
• Transorbital lobotomy. A surgeon inserted a leucotome through the eye socket and drove it through a thin layer of bone with a mallet to access the brain.
These procedures are no longer performed in the United States. Read on to learn more about why lobotomies were traditionally performed and why psychosurgery is used today.
Lobotomies are no longer Trusted Source performed in the United States. They began to fall out of favor in the 1950s and 1960s with the development of antipsychotic medications. The last recorded lobotomy in the United States was performed by Dr. Walter Freeman in 1967 and ended in the death of the person on whom it was performed.
In Europe, the Soviet Union banned lobotomies in 1950Trusted Source, a year after inventor Dr. Egas Moniz won the Nobel Prize for medicine. They persisted into the 1970s in the rest of Europe and into the 1980sTrusted Source in Scandinavia.
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