Brain Crane (Jun, 1952)

Brain Crane

A TINY overhead crane (above) with calibrations at side and top (1) can be used to determine the exact position for knife insertion (2) in brain lobotomies, says Dr. Averill Stowell, Tulsa, Okla., surgeon. A lobotomy consists of severing connections between the brain’s controlling centers and prefrontal lobe to regulate mental disturbances.

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  1. michael_cross says: July 12, 20069:59 am

    I find it interesting as well as disturbing that while most old medical diagrams depict male or non-sexed figures as the subjects of the procedures explained, this one apparently has a female as its lobotomy subject. Yeesh!

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