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Unformatted text preview: The leukotome (a cannula with a slit on one side and a wire inside) was inserted into the brain, then the end of the wire was pushed down causing it to bow out through the slit, and the leukotome was rotated cutting through a region of fibers in the frontal lobes. 6) What is the disorientation yardstick, and how was it used? The disorientation yardstick consisted of a conversation between the doctor and the patient during the surgery. The doctor would continue cutting with the leukotome until the patient was sufficiently disoriented. 7) What was the fall of the frontal lobotomy? Patients showed no improvement or got worse, Freemans disregard for sterile procedure, neurologists performing the operation instead of neurosurgeons, and most important the discovery of Thorazine and other drug treatments ....
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