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My Lobotomy by Howard Dully
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This story caught my attention because of the lobotomy survival story, and I wanted to learn the medical changes brought about from a lobotomy...from the viewpoint of a survivor. Only a small bit of information is centered on the brain changes brought about by the terrible procedure, but the entire story is interesting. This is Howard's personal odyssey. How he finally rose above the abusive childhood, the heinous lobotomy, and how he somehow managed to survive. He struggled most of his life to finally achieve success, forgiveness and a happy home life...good for you, Howard.
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March 6, 2011 – Started Reading
March 6, 2011 – Shelved
March 6, 2011 –
page 128
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March 8, 2011 – Shelved as: psychology
March 8, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 17, 2013 – Shelved as: non-fiction

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message 1: by Stanci (new)

Stanci Eric read this book last year, he really enjoyed it. It just seems unbelievable! I was scared to read it, so made him tell me everything. ;)


Tracy Fleming-Swehla It does seem unbelieveable, doesn't it? Incredible that this guy survived such a horrible operation....I was stunned that there were actually people defending the operation into the '80's (they were mostly his family members, though, so go figure....I bet they wouldn't volunteer their own children for the procedure though).


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