Thursday, November 17, 2005
This story broadcast on NPR last night really creeped me out. The before and after photos of the 12 year old boy, Howard Dully, are truly disturbing. He was lobotomized by Dr. Walter Freeman in 1960, for no other reason than that his new stepmother didn't like him. It's a gruesome technique, where a tool like an ice pick is thrust into the corner of your eye and up into the front part of your brain, and then twirled around a few times. I had nightmares about zombie children in nightgowns wandering halls with blood dripping from the corners of their eyes, holding their trembling hands to their faces. Very scary.