In the 1930s and 1940s, lobotomies were used as ‘treatment’ for depression.
They often led to epilepsy, incontinence and death.
Dr Walter Freeman performed 3,500 Icepick Lobotomies, practicing on corpses using an icepick from his kitchen. He inserted a tool into the eye socket, bashing it in with a mallet and swiveling it around.
Some 500 patients died.
(Source: Daily Mail)