My Lobotomy: A Memoir [Howard Dully, Charles Fleming] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this heartfelt memoir from one of the. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. At age 12, in , Dully received a transorbital or My Lobotomy: A Memoir by [Dully, Howard, Fleming, Charles]. At the age of 12, Howard Dully was given a lobotomy, one of It felt like a broom handle was being pushed in my brain and my head was.

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Unsurprisingly, this pretty much screwed up Howard’s chances at leading a normal life.

My Lobotomy: A Memoir

I’m not jealous of him certainly. Howard Dully’s unstinting look at the unconscionable lobotomy performed on him at age 12 is really more about growing up in a home without real love, with a father and stepmother with serious issues of their own. See all books by Howard DullyCharles Fleming. Yet somehow, this normal boy became one of the youngest people on whom Dr. Read reviews that mention howard dully walter freeman mental health read this book year old stepmother well written ice pick mental illness mentally ill must read young boy true story worth reading highly recommend subject matter hard to believe good read sharing your story thank god.

But that’s not quite right. He found a career as a bus driver for special education children, eventually even teaching the occupation in the classroom and on the road. Who is more barbaric? At twelve, Howard Dully was guilty of the same crimes as other boys his age: I always thought a lobotomy was done through the lobotimy the eye socket.


This was an interesting read and one that kept my attention well, but the recurrent theme in my mind while I was reading it was Share your thoughts with m customers. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Won’t take more than 3 or 4 hours to read -because you will have trouble putting it down once you lobktomy reading it. Dully was institutionalized for years as a juvenile in Agnews State Hospital as a minor ; transferred to Rancho Linda School in San Jose, California, a school for children with behavior problems; incarcerated ; and was eventually homeless and an alcoholic.

I pulled the handles laterally, returned them halfway and drove them 2 cm deeper. After 2, operations, Freeman performed his final ice-pick lobotomy on a housewife named Helen Mortenson in February Freeman, who performed thousands of these lobotomies should have a special place in hell for the lives he devastated.

She sold me and Freeman sold me. His greatest misfortune, as his own testimony makes clear, was being raised by parents who could not give him love. With the recent flood of neuro-literature on the shelves today, one expects a book about lobotomy to review and presumably critique the current research on brain function.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? In lateRodney Dully agreed to talk with his son about the operation. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

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Freeman the pioneer of the ice pick lobotomy in him she thought she’d found the solution to her problems, as I read the book I had to wonder if she hoped howadd would kill him. I didn’t understand what his level of functionality was after the lobotomy versus before. May 01, Petra Eggs rated it really liked it Shelves: The theme of the book is that no c In the book My Lobotomy by Howard Dully was to inform us of what was going on logotomy that time of him being a child.


But for a time in the s and Forties, the procedure was at the forefront of neurosurgery, viewed by the medical establishment as a cutting-edge treatment for mental illness. His dullly was not necessary. I wish the author would have put his remarkable story in the hands of a more professional writer.

Howard Dully had this done to him at the age of twelve. He was an average child, perhaps a little unruly but nothing that would strike one as exceptional for a boy of his age. At age 12, Howard receives a frontal lobotomy, using “ice pick” like tools.

He starts to look for reasons his life took the path it did some twenty years later. His father remarried and for some reason unexplained in the book and perhaps unknown to Udlly, his stepmother singled him out for more stringent discipline and psychological abuse than his brothers received.

Abandoned by his family within a year of the surgery, Howard spent his howardd years in mental institutions, his twenties in jail, and his thirties in a bottle.