American Experience: Lobotomist
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 2/19/2008
Before psychotherapy and advanced pharmaceuticals Dr. Walter Freeman thought he had the cure for mental illness: the lobotomy. The procedure was little more than driving a needle into a patient’s brain. The resulting damage pacified the patient to a point where they were little more than walking "vegetables." Within a decade he was decried as a monster. Explore this twisted but real story from the annals of medical science. 2008/color/60 min/TV-14/fullscreen.