Howard Dully was twelve years old when he was subjected to a transorbital lobotomy in 1960:
"If you saw me you'd never know I'd had a lobotomy," Dully says. "The only thing you'd notice is that I'm very tall and weigh about 350 pounds. But I've always felt different--wondered if something's missing from my soul. I have no memory of the operation, and never had the courage to ask my family about it. So two years ago I set out on a journey to learn everything I could about my lobotomy."I heard most of "My Lobotomy" on National Public Radio last night. What Howard Dully endured--and why--beggars description.
LINK: "My Lobotomy": Howard Dully's Journey (from National Public Radio)
Update: This documentary aired on NPR but was produced by Sound Portraits. (Thanks to dalton for this information--see comment below.)
LINK: More on "My Lobotomy" (from Sound Portraits)
LINK: Sound Portraits Sound Portraits' radio documentaries are available as RealAudio files from its website.