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

@article{Ogren2007LobotomyAA,
  title={Lobotomy at a state mental hospital in Sweden. A survey of patients operated on during the period 1947-1958.},
  author={Kenneth E. Ogren and Mikael Sandlund},
  journal={Nordic journal of psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={
          355-62
        }
}
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… CONTINUE READING