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Howard Dully was one of the youngest patients to receive an “ice pick” lobotomy. Today, he is a tour bus driver living in California.
In collaboration with Sound Portraits producers Piya Kochhar and Dave Isay, Dully embarked on a remarkable two year journey to uncover the hidden story behind the lobotomy he received as a 12-year-old child. A warning: The next page contains graphic images.
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This piece is available in the following audio formats [22:00 min]:
Learn about Howard Dully's memoir, published in 2007 by Random House
Howard's memoir on Amazon.com
An interactive lobotomy timeline
FAQ about lobotomies
A childhood photo of Howard Dully
A photo of Howard's step-mother, Lou
More information about the "ice pick" lobotomy
Audio extras from "My Lobotomy"
Oral histories from patients and witnesses
Photographs from Howard's journey
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