Neurosurgery Information Needed

John Connor connor at neuro.usc.edu
Sat Aug 31 19:19:14 EST 1991


>>A psychiatric patient, diagnosed as having an "Obsessive Compulsive 
>>Disorder", was advised to have a Modified Leukotomy or Tractotomy operation 
>>performed on him after all other psychiatric treatments failed.

You might want to read "The Psychosurgery Debate: Scientific, Legal, and
Ethical Perspectives" edited by Elliot S. Valenstein, WH Freeman Co 1980.
Positive and negative aspects of psychosurgery are reviewed in lay terms.



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