Lobotomy at a state mental hospital in Sweden. A survey of patients operated on during the period 1947–1958.

  title={Lobotomy at a state mental hospital in Sweden. A survey of patients operated on during the period 1947–1958.},
  author={Kenneth {\"O}gren and Mikael Sandlund},
  journal={Nordic Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={355 - 362}
This retrospective survey aims at describing patients subjected to prefrontal lobotomies and the general treatment conditions at Umedalen State Mental Hospital during the period 1947–1958. Data collected from psychiatric and surgical medical records was analysed using quantitative and qualitative content analysis. A total of 771 patients subjected to lobotomy during the years 1947–1958 were identified. From these, a sample of 105 patients was selected for the purpose of obtaining detailed data… 
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