Even though psychiatry is still in the dark about a lot of things, it’s impossible to even fathom how far it’s come in the last 100 years. What do I mean? I’d like to present to you the life and times of Walter Freeman.
Walter Freeman was a 20th-century neurologist and quite possibly the most controversial medical figure of his generation. Don’t know who he is? Well, there was a time where he was a gigantic celebrity in America and the world. He took the works of a Portuguese physician, Egas Moniz, and started performing lobotomies on patients with a whole range of issues.