My Lobotomy: A Memoir [Howard Dully, Charles Fleming] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this heartfelt memoir from one of the. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. At age 12, in , Dully received a transorbital or My Lobotomy: A Memoir by [Dully, Howard, Fleming, Charles]. At the age of 12, Howard Dully was given a lobotomy, one of It felt like a broom handle was being pushed in my brain and my head was.

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His greatest misfortune, as his own testimony makes clear, was being raised by parents who could not give him love. My thanks to Howard Dully to have the courage to expose the good, the bad and the ugly of his life.

Its chilling -shocking -intriguing! Mind you, he wasn’t performing his procedure under general anesthesia or with any care or precision.


Then she finds Dr. Very good and interesting read, I just wish that it at time had been better written. As Nature Made Him: I’m not jealous of him certainly. Doctors admit that there is nothing wrong with him, but there is nowhere else to send him, since his parents don’t want him in the home. There is a long exhalation of breath on the end of the phone, halfway between a gasp and a sigh. I read this book carefully as my grandfather had bi-polar disease or manic-depression as it was called then and regular electric shock treatments and was recommended a lobotomy.


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MY LOBOTOMY by Howard Dully , Charles Fleming | Kirkus Reviews

Freeman, working downtown Los Altos Hills, California, had invented the ‘ice pick’ lobotomy, and performed it in his office. Sometimes it helped calm ‘difficult’ patients. I couldn’t believe that someone would do this to their perfectly healthy child! Howard Dully born November 30, is one of the youngest recipients of the transorbital lobotomya procedure performed on him when he was 12 years old.

In my opinion you just don’t go messing with the brain unless it’s because you’re in a life or death situation.

My dad said he only met Freeman once. This book won’t make you smile. Frank recalls being invited to observe a lobotomy when he was ohward and vividly remembers hearing ‘a little crack as the orbital plate fractured. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Subjectively, when I talked to them or tried to involve them in ward activities I felt like they were empty inside.

A lobotomy was given to those who had mental illnesses because the doctors thought that was the way to treat the illness. Freeman, who performed thousands of these lobotomies should have a special place in hell for the lives he devastated.



My Lobotomy: A Memoir: Howard Dully, Charles Fleming: : Books

Walter Freeman gave was called the “ice pick”, and he invented it himself. By the age of 12 he already felt that way.

He certainly deserves it. For the survivors, the outcomes varied wildly: I asked my dad about it and I don’t think he meant any harm. Still, a brave and fascinating account. His greatest misfortune, as his own testimony makes clear, was being raised by parents who could not give him love.

Dully’s almost total recovery is thus an anomaly. One of the book’s most satisfying maneuvers is that it draws tragic parallels between the life of the author and that of Freeman, the man who performed the titular operation.

‘My Lobotomy’: Howard Dully’s Journey

After the lobotomy, after being in the system, Howard wants to know why this happened to him. He made the landmark NPR broadcast and wrote this memoir.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Howard Dully had this done to him at the age of twelve. Freeman — which is interesting also!