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Messing with My Head: The shocking true story of my lobotomy

Messing with My Head: The shocking true story of my lobotomy (Paperback)

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Howard Dully was 12 years old when he was given a lobotomy. He was 56 years old when he found out why. The four decades in between tell a story of profound love and compassion.



In 1960 Howard's father and stepmother delivered him into the hands of the man who had invented the 'ice pick' lobotomy. Expelled from the mainstream medical community, his once-popular procedure now a grisly medical relic, Dr Walter Freeman was eager to turn this temperamental 12-year-old into a submissive boy - especially after hearing the terrible lies his stepmother told about him. Howard, told he was going into the hospital for tests, was instead given electro-shock treatments and a transorbital lobotomy. It took him 40 years to recover.



Howard Dully's escape from that dark place is a voyage of enormous hope and universal appeal.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsCoping with illness Publisher: Ebury Publishing Publication Date: 01/06/2009 ISBN-13: 9780091922139  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Howard Dully was born in 1948. At the age of 12, he became one of the youngest victims of the ice pick lobotomy. It would take him 40 years to recover. Abandoned by his family within a year of surgery, Howard was institutionalised in his teens, incarcerated in his twenties, and homeless and alcoholic in his thirties. But in his forties, in love with a woman who was determined to have a life with him, Howard got sober, got married, got a degree and emerged into a kind of normalcy. He is now a bus driver, who lives happily with his wife in California. This is his first book. Helping Howard tell his story is journalist and writer Charles Fleming, former Newsweek staff writer and Vanity Fair contributor.

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