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West Virginia Lobotomy Project


1935

Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz pioneered the leucotomy, a radical form of brain surgery

Other events that happened on or around 1935

1946

American neurologist Walter Freeman adapted a variation of the surgery called the transorbital lobotomy

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Jan, 1948

The first lobotomy in West Virginia was performed

1952

In the summer of 1952, the West Virginia Lobotomy Project was launched with the consent of the State Board of Control

1955

The West Virginia Lobotomy Project ended

Other events that happened on or around 1955


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