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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.
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.
Don't drink alcohol, drink 'cocaine port' instead! It'll cure alcoholism!
Ahhh...those were the days. Sometimes I think a little opium might be just what I need ;)
Kodol; alcohol 12% (drug active ingredients); 1906-1908
Drunkards Cured Secretly. Any good and faithful woman can slip this remedy in her drunkard's coffee, just like Mrs. Townsend did. And it's free!
Warner's Safe Cure Blog: Beneficial in Cases of Kidney and Liver Diseases, Uric Acid Disorders, General Disability.
Warner's Safe Diabetes Cure, 1906-1908. From americanhistory.s....
Prohibition. And then came Capone, La Cosa Nostra, and the Chicago we al know and love.
Ten years already? As the old cliche goes... I still remember it like yesterday.
Old 1928 Prohibition Cold Whiskey Prescription / speakeasy
Creepy medical images from the past. | ScienceDump
Vincenz Czerny (1842-1916) with Dr. Levi Cooper Lane in surgical amphitheater at Cooper Medical College by Stanford Medical History Center 1901
Barrels of alcohol about to be burned during prohibition in 1927. Ouch.