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West Virginia Lobotomy Project


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

Other events that happened on or around 1935


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

Other events that happened on or around 1946

Jan, 1948

The first lobotomy in West Virginia was performed


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


The West Virginia Lobotomy Project ended

Other events that happened on or around 1955

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