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This volume is a chronicle of the most carefully planned, most critical and bestcontrolled study of the effects of frontal-lobe ablation on institutionalized psychotic patients that has been attempted since lobotomy was introduced in 1936. In fact, it is the design of the clinical experimental method reported here which impresses one, rather than the information which resulted from the study. There is little new which emerges regarding the form and function of the human frontal lobe or the structure of any psychotic process.
Two groups of 24 psychotic patients, matched as nearly as possible in sex, age and type of
Selective Partial Ablation of the Frontal Cortex: A Correlative Study of Its Effects on Human Psychotic Subjects.. Ann Intern Med. ;32:577–578. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-3-577
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