Cracking the Cranial Vault: What It Feels Like to Perform Brain Surgery
It felt medieval when I put her in pins. It was my first time peeling down scalp and opening the skull of living human, a thrill unlike any other. Ten years and thousands of surgeries later, the experience is still branded into my own head.
A History of the Ice Pick Lobotomy
Lobotomy is a procedure that involves slicing tiny slivers through the frontal lobes of the brain, reached through holes bored in the top of the skull. It was an early way psychiatrists thought they could dramatically alleviate madness and suffering in pe