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American Experience | The Lobotomist Preview

The Lobotomist Preview

In the 1940s Dr. Walter Freeman gained fame for perfecting the lobotomy, then hailed as a miracle cure for the severely mentally ill. But within a few years, lobotomy was labeled one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.

Premiere Date: February 28, 2009 | Runtime: 00:00:36

Season 31

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American Experience, TV’s most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.