A Lobotomy is a form of neurosurgery that involves cutting the connections between the prefrontal cortex of the brain.
Although the procedure has been controversial from the start it was a mainstream surgical procedure for more than two decades to help with certain psychiatric conditions.
Lobotomies are no longer performed very often as most psychiatrists now prescribe drugs rather than recommend neurosurgery.
A famous quip among drinkers goes: “I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!”, a sentiment that R. P. McMurphy in the book “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is sure to agree with!
“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!”