Thursday, December 25, 2008


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A X is a neurosurgical procedure, a form of psychosurgery, also known as a leukotomy or leucotomy (from Greek leukos: clear or white and tomos meaning "cut/slice"). It consists of cutting the connections to and from the prefrontal cortex. In some cases an instrument which was essentially an ice-pick—and sometimes an actual kitchen ice-pick was used with a carpenter's hammer- simply passed through the eye-socket and struck with a hammer when in the right position. These procedures result in major personality changes beyond what is desired, and can cause severe mental disabilities. Xs were used mainly in the 1930s to 1950s to treat a wide range of severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, clinical depression, and various anxiety disorders, as well as people who were considered a nuisance by demonstrating behavior characterized as, for example, "moodiness" or "youthful defiance". The patient's informed consent in the modern sense was not obtained. After the introduction of the antipsychotic Chlorpromazine (Thorazine), Xs fell out of common use[ and the procedure has since been characterized "as one of the most barbaric mistakes ever perpetrated by mainstream medicine".


Lateral (Latrinal) Clue, if necessary

Extra points if you use the lateral clue and give me fundae. Think local for that.


RR said...


The Mudd said...

huh ... wosht... connect pannu da pee

RR said...

dei tell answer da

The Mudd said...

let the other have a crack at it da... u don know the third guy a??

The Mudd said...

well, since noones having a crack at it, the connect is One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. The guy in pic is Ken kesey, the author of the book and Jack Nicholson's character is given a lobotomy in the movie, and thats why the chief kills him etc (oops spoiler).
Connect to Lateral Clue: guy in pic is Mr. Thomas Crapper himself. He invented the cuckoos...QED