One procedure that was looked on as a miracle intervention was the lobotomy. The lobotomy is a clumsy and pretty brutal procedure that severed the connections to and from the prefrontal cortex of the brain. This left you with a permanently sedated, semi-zombie patient who no longer exhibited the bizarre or difficult symptoms they were admitted for. The negative side was that the patient also lost a myriad of other functions.

One procedure that was looked on as a miracle intervention was the lobotomy. The lobotomy is a clumsy and pretty brutal procedure that severed the connections to and from the prefrontal cortex of the brain. This left you with a permanently sedated, semi-zombie patient who no longer exhibited the bizarre or difficult symptoms they were admitted for. The negative side was that the patient also lost a myriad of other functions.

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