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    Howard Dully, born November 30, 1948, is one of the youngest recipients of the transorbital lobotomy, a procedure performed on him when he was 12 years old. During the procedure, a long, sharp instrument called a leucotome was inserted through each of Dully's eye sockets 7 cm, 2.75 inches, into his brain.

  • Victoria Strom

    At age 12, in 1960, Howard Dully received a transorbital or ice pick lobotomy from Dr. Walter Freeman, who invented the procedure, making Dully an unfortunate statistic in medical history—the youngest of the more than 10,000 patients who Freeman lobotomized to cure their supposed mental illness. he did not exhibit any signs of mental instability at the time, and why, postoperation, he was bounced between various institutions and then slowly fell into a life of drug and alcohol abuse.

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