1. There Were Two Men Responsible For It All
The kings of lobotomies, the men who came up with the idea and probably performed the most of these horrifying surgeries, were Dr. Walter Freeman and Dr. James Watts. So you’d think that the two of them, who performed tens of thousands of brain surgeries, must’ve been brain surgeons right? Nope, not at all. They were both still doctors, but only psychiatrists! It seems a little strange that two men who had no training in surgery were allowed to perform such controversial surgeries! But the two men were very good at marketing themselves and these surgeries, Dr. Walter Freeman was actually given a Nobel Peace Prize for his work. In reality, it was nothing more than a surgery that could be marketed towards a variety of people who were scared about how to treat mental illness that no one knew much about. At least now we’ll remember them throughout history as the masters they truly are.